Report Claims Mar-a-Lago Has Become A “Sad Place” And Members Have Quit Since Trump Moved In

Things are going well for the former president.

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Donald Trump changed his residency from New York City, where he is loathed, to his resort in Florida, Mar-a-Lago. And there are a few problems with that, including that several of his neighbors in the fancy pants community are taking legal action to bar Trump from residing there.  Trump was the least popular president in the history of polling, and the violent insurrection he encouraged isn’t going to help his toxic image.

Bestselling author Laurence Leamer — who wrote a book about Mar-a-Lago — appeared on MSNBC and said that many members had quit the resort.

“I know that you live actually in this neck of the woods, and you have witnessed the big return,” host Alex Witt said. “So what happened there and what’s happened since Wednesday? Are supporters camping out outside his property there? Are they lining the streets? What’s it look like?”

“No,” Leamer said. “What’s fascinating — I’ve talked to a bunch of people the last couple of days. A lot of people have quit Mar-a-Lago. They don’t want their names to be in The Washington Post or The New York Times, and the list of people that have quit, they’ve silently walked out. They don’t want anything to do with Donald Trump. And many of the members, they’re not going there very often, because it’s a very dispirited place. They’re not concerned about politics. It’s a sad place for Trump to be hanging out. It’s not what it was.”

“Does that mean that Trump won’t also get the money that he gets for those private club memberships?” Witt asked. “I mean, that’s going to dwindle as well?”

“You know, these people paid up to $200,000 to get in because he was president,” Leamer explained. “I don’t think they’re going to pay that anymore. It’s just another measure of how his power has declined and even in Palm Beach, where many people were for him, simply because they wanted lower taxes and they wanted a booming stock market. But they’re walking away from him. Even here, people don’t like him.”



Trump has money problems, so this isn’t good news for the former president.

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