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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 12:37 PM

How Donald Trump turned Florida into his political playland

With Trump finally ejected from the White House and formally dislodged from social media, the former president, now stripped of his many megaphones, has quietly sought respite down South. He's rallied nearly all of his political allies to the sun-kissed coast of Florida to his Mar-a-Lago resort, manufacturing what some might say is his own political playland.

According to a new Bloomberg Businessweek report, a vast number of Trump's political allies have, since Trump's swift exit from office, sallied down to south Florida to become permanent fixtures of the former president's ecosystem, trying to preserve whatever political inertia remains behind Trump.

The mass exodus from D.C. was set off even before Trump had acknowledged he'd lost the election. Back in December, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner moved into a $32 million mansion in Indian Creek, a "guarded and gated" island just north of Miami Beach. Sean Hannity, a Fox News anchor who gets paid $25 million a year to perform what some might plainly say is Trump stenography, also hopped on the bandwagon, laying claim to a $5.3 million coastal home just two miles from Mar-a-Lago. Hannity's Fox News colleague Neil Cavuto joined the fold as well, buying up a $7.25 million penthouse just outside of Palm Beach, where Trump's personal resort and the nexus of the former president's new political enclave is located. Also among the cadre is Hogan Gidley, a former White House spokesman; Stephen Miller, Trump's senior policy advisor; and Avi Berkowitz, the former special representative for international negotiations.

"Think about how utterly bizarre that is," Eddie Vale, a Democratic strategist, told Bloomberg Businessweek, remarking on the rash of the sudden relocations. "It's like if Rachel Maddow and the Pod Save America guys all bought condos in Chicago because they wanted to be close to Barack Obama."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/how-donald-trump-turned-florida-into-his-political-playland/ar-AAKUMog

My condolences to Florida DU members.

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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 12:51 PM

1. Yikes!

... poor Hannity... I thought he could afford a $20 million home, at least. Honestly, I would have thought $40 million for the blowhard. Maybe he's got wives, sex partners, and/or underage children to pay?

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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 01:17 PM

2. Florida has ALWAYS been home to gypsies, tramps and thieves.

Being at the end of the road has its disadvantages. Scott, DeSantis, Rubio and an untold number of Tallahassee Republicans made sure the uber-wealthy had a place to go.

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