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Trump Mar-a-Lago Neighbors Lobby to Forbid a Trump Residency

Trump Mar-a-Lago Neighbors Lobby to Forbid a Trump Residency

The letter was filed by the DeMoss family who runs an international missionary foundation

To begin with, ???.

Anyway, according to the WaPo, Trump’s Mar-a-Lago neighbors filed a demand letter, which was delivered to the city of Palm Beach as well as the Secret Service, citing an agreement Trump signed in the 90s. They allege that because the location is now a club it cannot also be a private residence.

The letter was filed by the DeMoss family who runs an international missionary foundation (I will not comment on their occupation and actions here).

From the WaPo:

Tuesday morning in a demand letter delivered to the town of Palm Beach and also addressed to the U.S. Secret Service asserting that Trump lost his legal right to live at Mar-a-Lago because of an agreement he signed in the early 1990s when he converted the storied estate from his private residence to a private club. The legal maneuver could, at long last, force Palm Beach to publicly address whether Trump can make Mar-a-Lago his legal residence and home, as he has been expected to do when he becomes an ex-president after the swearing-in of Joe Biden on Jan. 20.

The contretemps sets up a potentially awkward scenario, unique in recent history, in which a former Oval Office occupant would find himself having to officially defend his choice of a place to live during his post-presidency. It also could create a legal headache for Trump because he changed his official domicile to Mar-a-Lago, leaving behind Manhattan, where he lived before being elected president and before his fame as a brash, self-promoting developer. (Trump originally tried to register to vote in Florida using the White House in Washington as his address, which is not allowed under Florida law. He later changed the registration to the Mar-a-Lago address.)

In the demand letter, obtained by The Washington Post, a lawyer for the Mar-a-Lago neighbors says the town should notify Trump that he cannot use Mar-a-Lago as his residence. Making that notification would “avoid an embarrassing situation” if the outgoing president moves to the club and later has to be ordered to leave, according to the letter sent on behalf of the neighbors, the DeMoss family, which runs an international missionary foundation.

For years, various neighbors have raised concerns about disruptions, such as clogged traffic and blocked streets, caused by the president’s frequent trips to the club. Even before he was president, Trump created ill will in the town by refusing to comply with even basic local requirements, such as adhering to height limits for a massive flagpole he installed, and frequently attempting to get out of the promises he had made when he converted Mar-a-Lago into a private club.

“There’s absolutely no legal theory under which he can use that property as both a residence and a club,” said Glenn Zeitz, another nearby Palm Beach homeowner who has joined the fight against Trump and had previously tangled with him over Trump’s attempt to seize a private home to expand his Atlantic City casino. “Basically he’s playing a dead hand. He’s not going to intimidate or bluff people, because we’re going to be there.”

A White House spokesperson and Palm Beach’s mayor did not respond to requests for comment. To date, Palm Beach has made no public attempt to prevent Trump from living at Mar-a-Lago or from using it as his legal residence.

“There is no document or agreement in place that prohibits President Trump from using Mar-a-Lago as his residence,” said a Trump business organization spokesman who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about a legal issue.

What is clear is that Trump and his family will be harassed and lawfared anywhere and everywhere they go. As contentious and insufferable as Obama was, no one has bothered him since he left office.


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Palm Beach is the least of Trump’s post presidency problems! The SDNY and NY AG are after him for something….they’ll make it up later!

    artichoke in reply to MarkS. | December 17, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    I don’t expect he will ever set foot in NY State again. You saw what happened to Hillary on 9/11/16 when she got thrown into the back of a van and it drove away. She had been avoiding NYC apparently to stay clear of the NYPD, but she sort of had to go to the 15 year 9/11 memorial since she was running for president and missing it would be a bad look.

    I don’t expect PDJT, in office or not, to come into the jurisdiction of those killers who are out to get him.

    mark311 in reply to MarkS. | December 18, 2020 at 4:10 am

    The principles of what they are investigating are well known. They are investigating his alleged use of hush money to stormy daniels using campaign funds. This has since expanded into his tax affairs and other financial related items. Given that the investigation is being tightly controlled no one really knows how much evidence has been gathered or to what extent it puts Trump in legal jeapordy.

    Connivin Caniff in reply to MarkS. | December 18, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    At least it gives him an opportunity to become a resident of Georgia in time for the election.

So Leftists can now declare who they want or not in their neighborhood.
Guess forcing out conservatives in communities is coming.

Fuck them

I think all he needs to do is declare it a residence and abandon the club covenant. Reading the 1993 covenant it looks like it may be dissolved and the ownership reverts to Trump. I can’t speak to if he wants to dissolve the club, but it seems that would be a valid option.

The Friendly Grizzly | December 17, 2020 at 7:26 pm

Trump should identify as a black, er, Black, then file suit for discrimination under the same 1964 Civil Rights Act.

    Under the insane Bostock “reasoning” of Gorsuch he could sue while identifying as White, excuse me, white on the grounds that he would have been treated even worse if he were black, ahem, Black. Or something.

The answer is simple enough, buy a property near mar-A-logo and make that his residence.

To me it seems funny. I would welcome a Secret Servvice presence in my neighborhood. The added protection would make up for the hassle.

    That was my first thought but my better thought was

    Fuck them

    Milhouse in reply to thad_the_man. | December 18, 2020 at 1:10 am

    Ask the people who live on the same block as 0bama’s house in Chicago. For eight years they had to put up with severe restrictions on access to their own homes, and in the end the 0bamas never even came back. I don’t think they were happy about it.

    It is a hassle to live next to a secret service protected site – I used to work in DC and it was a hassle to get to/from work every time the then prez went anywhere near my job site.

    I suspect the covenant/agreement/whatever has already been violated multiple times – I’ve. Ever before heard of Trump having to vacate MAL every 7 days. And an illegal restriction on property rights is overturnable given enuf lawyer effort – as overreaching HOA could tell you.

So much hate in Democrats’ hearts. It’s sad. I didn’t like nor support Obama, but I wished him no ill will.

I would love to live next to Trump. That would make me rich, no?

Anyway, President Donald Trump can live any fucking where he wants.

empiricallyobvious | December 17, 2020 at 7:41 pm

Ah yes, just another example of the wonderfully tolerant left…he should throw them all out on their asses…they can’t dislike him any more and it would be gratifying to see those pompous asses explode!

I wonder if his neighbors are receiving “guidance” and money for this behavior. The objective is to punish non-comrade Trump as a warning to any other counterrevolutionary.

I am not a lawyer but this sounds to me like stupid harassment with no legal basis, or down right bullshit.

Florida has little or no restrictions for residency. In fact, it is not too difficult to establish yourself as ‘tenant’ as opposed to ‘transient occupant’ of a hotel or similar establishment, and then cause a real hard time for them to remove you.

I would say “Sue me, but I will make sure you have to pay my legal fees after you lose in court.”

Man, some peeps just love them some anti-Trump street creds. These cats can’t wait to pad out their missionary resume.

Oh my. Such concern trolling from leftists for the rules and letter of the law.

I want to know what international missionary organization these people are affiliated with, I will make sure I NEVER donate again. Can we get a boycott going???

    thad_the_man in reply to tejas. | December 17, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    To respect Kimerlee I won’t tell what organizations. Also some it’s just unfortunate that he was apart of them.

    However I will say this DeMoss is not a Democrat but is a hard core never Trumper. He is alsao an evangelical.

    His name is Arthur DeMoss and tou can duckduckgo him for more information.

      DSHornet in reply to thad_the_man. | December 17, 2020 at 9:36 pm

      Arthur S. Demoss died years ago but his family runs the foundation. They give money to lots of evangelical organizations such as Campus Crusade, Samaritan’s Purse, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

      The family needs to read their own New Testament and follow its instructions a little closer if they don’t want to further damage their credibility. There’s never an apology needed for observing the Golden Rule, but one is always due when not doing so.

President Trump should heed the words of former President Bill Clinton: “We’ll have to win, then.”

Nonsense. Mara lago is a hotel. A hotel can offer indefinte room assignments. This is some left wing loser mask howler vying for attention.

    buck61 in reply to puhiawa. | December 18, 2020 at 12:23 am

    a modern day Howard Hughes, I doubt Donald will be recluse that Howard was.

    Milhouse in reply to puhiawa. | December 18, 2020 at 1:07 am

    No, it is not a hotel, it’s a private club, and the condition on which the city granted it the right to operate as a club was a specific commitment that nobody could stay there for more than 3 weeks a year, or for more than 7 days at a time. Without that covenant it would never have been allowed to open in the first place. Trump is no longer the owner of the property; he conveyed it to the club, of which he is the president.

      Zhinlo in reply to Milhouse. | December 18, 2020 at 8:35 am

      The way I read section IX of the covenant is that the club is dissolvable and the ownership reverts to Trump, and any club membership must include language advising to that effect. Obviously there are other agreements regarding the club between Trump and the club; I haven’t read those. I would think that Trump had an escape clause to recover his property in the event the club failed.

Let the Secret Service figure it out.

As it turns out, the ONE agency of the US government that isn’t corrupt seems to be the Secret Service.

Even the Supreme Court is corrupted:

Trump has a lot of support on Palm Beach Island. The Island is home to Rush Limbaugh. Newsmax is based on the other side of the intracoastal.

You have to go down to the Bourgeois of Boca before you find a substantial number of insanely rabid Democrats.

An international missionary foundation? They sound like such good Christians. /s

    probably a polite way of shielding your wealth from the IRS, write yourself a check for salary and expenses from the foundation, where have we seen this before.

Seems cut and dry. If there’s a legal document that anyone signed saying Mar-a-Lago can’t be used as a legal residence, then guess what? They can’t live there. Nothing to get upset about.

If Trump did sign it, that’s on him.

If he does fight it, yet another example of his lack of conservative principles.

All courts should be replaced by a Magic 8 Ball.

Can someone explain how these Karens have standing?
While they claim there is an agreement, they do not even claim to be a party to the agreement.

Lawfare. Nothing more.
These Karens probably need to learn what consequences follow from that.

I wouldn’t suggest that the IRS have a good and scrupulous look into the affairs of this “charity.” Have the Karens complied with all applicable zoning laws and regulations? It would be such a shame if it turns out that their permits have not dotted every “i” and crossed every “t”, now would it? Hopefully, the Karens did do everything required by environmental regulations?

Maybe any society would be better off without lawfare becoming a regular thing. In order for that to happen people engaging in it probably need to be slapped down. Hard. And be made and example of.

Frankly, I’m done giving a *$(@@ what these self-righteous libtards thing. Screw ’em.

They’re supposedly both missionaries and democrats? They’re missionaries and have that kind of money? How much of the donations go to them, how much goes towards mission?

Run an international missionary foundation and have a residence at Mar-a-Lago. Makes one wonder how much goes to the poor and how much goes toward administration and executive salaries.

Key words are international missionary foundation. They have no interest in America.