On Sunday, photos emerged of banners hitched to the back of a plane near ex-President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida that bore harsh words for the former commander-in-chief. One of the banners called Trump the “worst president ever,” and another said that Trump was a “pathetic loser” who should “go back to Moscow.” Information did not immediately emerge revealing who was behind the display, but Trump has been staying at Mar-a-Lago following his exit from the White House.
Trump Greeted with Skywriter Banner at Mar-a-Lago, 'Pathetic Loser' https://t.co/G68WMkXuYZ
— TMZ (@TMZ) January 24, 2021
Check out photos of the anti-Trump banners in the air near Mar-a-Lago below:
Trump is getting warm welcome from the skies near Mar-a-lago today pic.twitter.com/S6uUFx3t30
— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) January 24, 2021
Trump, of course, spent a lot of time at Mar-a-Lago while actually in office as president. According to a tally from NBC News, Trump spent all or part of his time at Mar-a-Lago on a full 133 days of his presidency among 378 days overall when he spent time at one of his own company’s properties while in office. His second most frequent stop after Mar-a-Lago was his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he spent time on a full 99 days of his presidency, according to the NBC tally. Trump and his family’s frequent trips to Trump-branded properties sparked serious expenses — and some of this federal government money went into the ex-president’s own business when federal authorities rented space.
At present, Trump is preparing to face a second impeachment trial in the Senate, where the outcome is not certain. Over the weekend, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) suggested that he was open to voting to convict the ex-president, but a successful conviction would require the agreement of two-thirds of the chamber, and Democrats currently control only half of it. Still, other Republican Senators including Lisa Murkowski, Pat Toomey, and Ben Sasse have publicly condemned Trump’s behavior in the wake of his fight against the election outcome that incited recent rioting at the U.S. Capitol building, which subsequently led to Trump’s recent second impeachment on a charge of incitement of insurrection.