Former President Donald Trump is potentially facing eviction. Trump planned to utilize Mar-a-Lago Club as his residence despite the length-of-stay provision he agreed to three decades ago.
There are several restrictions in the document that prohibit Trump from utilizing Mar-a-Lago Club as a residence. Trump purchased the estate in 1985. In 1993, Palm Beach, Florida, went into contract with the former president. Both parties signed a special exception use permit.
“The use of guest suites shall be limited to a maximum of three (3) non-consecutive seven (7) day periods by any one member during the year,” the 1993 agreement reads.
Palm Beach, Florida, is currently taking a full legal review of the conflict.
“This matter is under legal review by our Town Attorney, John ‘Skip’ Randolph,” Town Manager Kirk Blouin said. However, there are currently zero preliminary findings.
According to The Washington Post, Trump also entered into a deal with the nonprofit National Trust for Historic Preservation that Mar-a-Lago would be reserved exclusively for “club use” and an attorney for him had “assured the town council in a public meeting that his client would not live at Mar-a-Lago.”
The Trump Organization said in a statement, “There is absolutely no document or agreement in place that prohibits President Trump from using Mar-a-Lago as his residence.”
Blouin said the issue is likely to be on the agenda at the next Palm Beach Council meeting in February.