When Trump returns to Mar-a-Lago next week after his second impeachment and his disastrous presidency has ended, he’ll find a very different reception than he’s used to.
According to the Palm Beach Post, some Mar-a-Lago club members plan to stop paying their annual $16,000 in dues and drop out of the club.
A source, who asked not to be named said,
“I know of two families who plan to drop their memberships. Some people think he’s a traitor, a disaster for democracy.”
Palm Beach resident billionaire Nelson Peltz publicly denounced the president after the Capitol riots,
“I voted for him in this past election. Today, I’m sorry I did that. As an American, I’m embarrassed.”
Palm Beach resident Jeff Greene said of the incoming Senate Majority Leader,
“This president put my friend Chuck Schumer’s life in danger.”
Greene is a billionaire real estate investor who ran for governor in 2018 as a Democrat who lives on the ocean just south of Mar-a-Lago. Greene said he’s talked to club members who say they don’t plan to go back.
“People are very angry at him.”
Disgust for Trump is surfacing, even among those who once backed him. One philanthropist who used to frequent Mar-a-Lago for charity events said,
“He is over. Trump is marked and is going to be a huge liability for Palm Beach and Mar-a-Lago.
Do you really think any charity is going to sign up to go to Mar-a-Lago now? No, they’re not. Because the police officer was killed, America was defaced and democracy was threatened.”
One Palm Beach resident and former Trump supporter who also asked not to be named said,
“There are really two groups of Trump supporters. The first group is rabid. They’ll follow him off the cliffs. [The other group] supports him from a policy perspective.”
“I’m done with him. I’m tired of the chaos, and I’m happy that (Joe) Biden won. He’ll bring normalcy.”
The Palm Beach resident said Trump will continue to have
“his little group of Mar-a-Lago hangers-on, who can’t get into any other club on the island so that’s where they’ll end up … But I think the island would much rather see him go live somewhere else.”
Trump’s linkage to the mob that trashed the Capitol and allegedly sought to kill lawmakers is giving many island residents pause. Another anonymous source said,
“It’s making him repulsive in a new way, in that he is really affiliated with people that some wealthy people would regard as low-class thugs.
How do you align yourself with those people?”
Exactly. Spoken like a true snob; “Those people.”
(Photos, Mar-a-Lago; via Palm Beach Post)