Considering the sweeping fallout from his part in last week’s siege on the Capitol Building, Donald Trump has begun to realize that he’s about to go through some things. His home state has already rejected him at the ballot box and is pursuing him in court; now, his new home state of Florida seems to be considering ways out of associating with a domestic terrorist sympathizer.
Trump’s businesses were already in a ‘billion-dollar hole’ before the Capitol riot fallout
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— Spiro Agnew’s Ghost (@SpiroAgnewGhost) January 15, 2021
Palm Beach County, home of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago golf resort, is searching for ways to cut ties with the soon-to-be-ousted president. Their lease to Trump for Mar-a-Lago continues to connect them with him, an undesirable situation now that people have finally come to understand how very dangerous the man is.
According to The Palm Beach Post:
‘A Palm Beach County official this week examined a contract with a Trump Organization affiliate to see if the county could end its lease with the president’s signature Trump International Golf Club in unincorporated West Palm Beach.
‘Howard Falcon, chief assistant county attorney, told The Palm Beach Post on Wednesday he was asked by an unnamed county commissioner about whether the lease with Trump International Golf Club could be canceled.’
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Now, the Girl Scouts want out.
— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) January 14, 2021
The official said that it was unlikely that the country could break its lease with Trump, but didn’t note whether other means of cutting ties might exist. In New York, leasing agents are refusing to work for Trump to fill his Trump Tower building. Even the Girl Scouts wants to distance themselves from the ruined Trump brand. Trump’s legal team, or at least the ones who are still being paid at the moment, defended Trump’s right to force an entire county to associate themselves with him.
‘A lawyer for Trump’s golf course on Thursday said he had spoken to Falcon and there was “no basis for canceling the lease.” The lawyer asked not to be identified by name.
‘Palm Beach County’s move to explore severing business ties to Trump follows actions by private and government entities elsewhere in the country.’
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— Business Insider (@businessinsider) January 13, 2021
Of all the different entities to cut ties with Trump and his businesses, the one that appears to have effected Trump most deeply was the change in location of the PGA Tournament, which was to be held at the Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey. Any threat to another of his golf clubs, such as Mar-a-Lago, is sure to devastate him.
‘According to the New York Times, Trump was “gutted” by the PGA’s decision because Trump for years has been trying to get PGA events at his courses. The PGA Championship is one of the four major annual championships in professional golf.’
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— Eric Lipton (@EricLiptonNYT) January 12, 2021