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Wed Dec 16, 2020, 09:12 PM

Why doesn't trump buy a house in FL instead of insisting on living at Mar-a-Lago

I mean, even Jared and Ivanka are buying a house in FL.

They are not insisting on living at Mar-a-Lago.

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Reply Why doesn't trump buy a house in FL instead of insisting on living at Mar-a-Lago (Original post)
TomDaisy Dec 2020 OP
BainsBane Dec 2020 #1
Arkansas Granny Dec 2020 #13
Rice4VP Dec 2020 #21
Irish_Dem Dec 2020 #2
stillcool Dec 2020 #6
Irish_Dem Dec 2020 #7
Eyeball_Kid Dec 2020 #14
Irish_Dem Dec 2020 #15
qazplm135 Dec 2020 #25
Irish_Dem Dec 2020 #27
keithbvadu2 Dec 2020 #29
Irish_Dem Dec 2020 #37
tinrobot Dec 2020 #23
irisblue Dec 2020 #3
Enterstageleft Dec 2020 #4
exboyfil Dec 2020 #5
Grey5 Dec 2020 #8
Alpeduez21 Dec 2020 #9
tulipsandroses Dec 2020 #10
spooky3 Dec 2020 #16
frazzled Dec 2020 #24
TomDaisy Dec 2020 #28
frazzled Dec 2020 #32
RockRaven Dec 2020 #11
brush Dec 2020 #12
SeattleVet Dec 2020 #17
Generic Brad Dec 2020 #18
ret5hd Dec 2020 #20
sop Dec 2020 #19
kskiska Dec 2020 #22
RainCaster Dec 2020 #26
FakeNoose Dec 2020 #31
StarfishSaver Dec 2020 #30
Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2020 #33
TeamPooka Dec 2020 #34
CincyDem Dec 2020 #35
Kablooie Dec 2020 #36

Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 09:13 PM

1. He can't get a mortgage

He can't pass a credit check.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 09:28 PM

13. Bingo.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 09:57 PM

21. He can use the $200M that the Trumpanzees gave

him to “fight the election results”

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 09:14 PM

2. He loves the adoring sycophants at Mar a Lago.

And his name plastered every where.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 09:18 PM

6. Once he's out of office, those...

adoring sycophants will have moved on. Palm Beach doesn't want him, and Palm Beach has bigger fish than him. Should be interesting.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 09:20 PM

7. Will be interesting to see how many hangers on he maintains. His neighbors don't want him.

NYC does not want him...

Yes I think it will be interesting.
Maybe he needs to live on his yacht.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 09:42 PM

14. He wants to hold Court at his resort.

His sycophants can get the royal treatment AND be entertained by the jackass. It's theatre. Trump can't pull off theatre in a real residence. He can't charge people to hang onto his every word in a home, but he can do it in a resort.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 09:45 PM

15. Yes exactly, he needs his ego stroked daily.

And in a private residence he will be all alone.
No way first nude will live with him ever again.
Unless of course the price is right.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 10:16 PM

25. More importantly, he can charge

Visitors

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Response to qazplm135 (Reply #25)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 10:34 PM

27. Right he charges people to service him.

Amazing how he does that.

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Response to qazplm135 (Reply #25)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 11:08 PM

29. He increased the price of M-A-L membership greatly after he took the WH.

He increased the price of M-A-L membership greatly after he took the WH.

How many are going to pay-for-play the higher rates once he is out of office?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #29)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 10:46 AM

37. He monetized everything to the nth degree. nt

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 10:01 PM

23. It's going to turn into the next Hearst Castle, with him all alone.

Nobody will want to visit anymore, and the mortgage will come due.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 09:14 PM

3. The already made upgrades we the people paid for maybe

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 09:16 PM

4. With his reputation...

It would be cash up front...with a co-signer.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 09:17 PM

5. Access to his golf course?

Some way to bilk his business and avoid taxes or take cash off the top.

Which brings the question if we actually ever elected a middle class person, how would the Secret Service accommodate security? An extra bedroom?

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 09:23 PM

8. From the internet...

Before President Ford was sworn the SS rented the garage of his neighbour across the street for a command post. This was a kinder gentler time in history. The story is the neighbour also supplied the hydro, water and a bathroom for the people guarding the president.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 09:25 PM

9. Cause he's a dumbass

n/t

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 09:26 PM

10. He's never had a house. He's always lived in one of his " businesses". He lived at Trump Tower

Its another way he " games" the system. - Nothing illegal about it. Don't think there is anything unethical about it either. Some may even call it good business. But my point is, Its what he does, live off other people's money, grift,. Whatever he does, he's gotta see a way to get something out of it. Having a house with no income from it? No way to grift? Nothing in it for him. This is not a man that thinks like most of us regular folks.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 09:48 PM

16. It could be illegal, if he doesn't include the value of the home and any real estate taxes

or other expenses paid in his personal income tax return.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 10:08 PM

24. It is illegal, to the extent that he signed a compact

with the city of Palm Beach that disallows the property from being used as a residence. Whether it is to be enforced remains to be seen by the courts (of course).

President Trump’s neighbors in Florida are seeking to enforce a decades-old compact that says Mar-a-Lago, his private social club, cannot be used as a full-time residence — as Mr. Trump has suggested he plans to do after he leaves the White House.

Neighbors of Mar-a-Lago sent a letter to the Town of Palm Beach and the U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday complaining that Mr. Trump has violated the 1993 agreement he made with the town that allowed him to convert the property to a moneymaking club.

“Per the use agreement of 1993, Mar-a-Lago is a social club, and no one may reside on the property,” wrote Reginald Stambaugh, a lawyer representing the DeMoss family, which has a property next to Mar-a-Lago. ...

“The significant tax breaks the president received for this arrangement remain in effect, as does the use agreement,” Mr. Stambaugh wrote. “Some press reports indicate that renovation has already commenced at Mar-a-Lago in order to make the family quarters more commodious for full-time residency.”

Part of that use agreement, which was reviewed by The Times, limits how long members can stay there. It says that there cannot be stays for “three nonconsecutive seven-day periods by any one member during the year.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/16/us/politics/trump-mar-a-lago.html

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Response to frazzled (Reply #24)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 10:58 PM

28. so it's the tax breaks. Neighbors pay residential rate taxes - he does not

he wants to live there but not pay the same taxes his neighbors pay

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Response to TomDaisy (Reply #28)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 11:22 PM

32. Yup

That appears to be the idea.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 09:26 PM

11. He's an asshole. And he's delusional. And he thinks he can bilk the USSS for the rest of his life.

People told him he can't live there full time. So he's going to make a point of doing so just to say "fuck you" to them all every day.

He also thinks it is a special and important property. Apart from his involvement with it, I mean. I won't repeat the history of the place, it's easy to look up. In reality almost nobody in the world gives a shit about it or its history.

And as for the third, he will charge the USSS for rooms, golf cart rentals, and all that shit every fucking day for the rest of his life. He made a small fortune doing that in the 4 years he was POTUS. Imagine what he will bill them when he's at a business/club every damn day not just weekends.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 09:26 PM

12. He probably doesn't have the cash to buy a property befitting a former president.

He was depending on Mar-a-logo but the town doesn't want him and its laws say it can't be a permanent home.

Karma is already striking back on trump. And this is just the beginning of many clap backs.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 09:48 PM

17. The answer is inside your question.

He doesn't ever 'buy' ANYTHING with his own money. He gets banks and other people to put up money for him, then he stiffs them for all but a tiny percentage of what he owes.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 09:48 PM

18. There's always a studio apartment

He should try living within his means for a change.

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #18)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 09:56 PM

20. I posted in other thread:

Short of prison, I'm hoping for Section 8 housing...maybe someplace like St. Louis, his coke-addled son stealing any loose change off the dresser, Ivanka in a shabby overcoat, pushing a shopping cart screaming at random passer-by. Afraid to leave the apartment because the elevator is broken, he sits alone in his underwear, watching out the window for Putins limousine...which never never comes.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 09:55 PM

19. He should live at Trump Doral Resort, along with the other bed bugs, roaches and rats.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 10:00 PM

22. Marla hated it there. There were people (guests) right outside their entrance.

I read where Melania doesn't like that, either.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 10:25 PM

26. He loves being a victim

Now that his neighbors have gone public with their disgust for him, and have forced the city council to revisit DFT's written promises to never use that as a residence, he gets to play the sad sad loser card. Maybe his fans can do a Go Fund Me to buy him a house. Let the grifting continue.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #26)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 11:16 PM

31. I think that's his plan, sort of

You could call his Campaign 2024 donations as a kind of GoFundMe.
He'll continue milking the sheep as long as he can, until he finds another grift.





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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 11:12 PM

30. Cause him broke af

 

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 11:24 PM

33. It's about acceptance and proving a point

When he bought Mar A Lago, he was pretty much detested. Palm Beach is Blue Blood old-money. Trump is Nouveau Riche. He'd be more at home in Boca Raton, Cutler Bay, or (as someone else said) Doral. But living in Palm Beach means proving a point to all those old bastards that looked down their noses at him. Now he's the grand old man of Palm Beach - an ex-President.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 11:30 PM

34. cause he doesn't like to pay for things.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 11:33 PM

35. Bankruptcy protection. I believe in FL, your primary residence is exempt from creditors. n/t

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 11:47 PM

36. Houses don't have golf courses.

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