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Mar-a-Lago neighbors say Trump forfeited right to live on estate once presidency ends


President Donald Trump and the first family should not expect to be welcomed to the neighborhood with open arms when they move from the White House to Mar-a-Lago – dubbed the Winter White House by the soon-to-be former president.

West Palm Beach attorney Reginald Stambaugh sent a letter to Palm Beach Mayor Gail Coniglio and the Town Council on Tuesday laying out the legal reasons and security concerns that he said should bar Trump from living at his private club.

According to Stambaugh, Trump violated an agreement he entered into with the town after lengthy, contentious meetings in 1993 over his commitment to preserve the 18-acre estate if the town allowed him to turn Mar-a-Lago into a club.

It wasn’t the only letter Coniglio received on the topic this week. A fax pocked with grammatical and spelling errors sent by an organization few knew anything about arrived Thursday expressing similar concerns.

“Neighbors of Mar-a-Lago, have a message for the outgoing commander in chief: We don’t want you to be our neighbor and break our laws,” read the opening salvo from the group calling itself the Palm Beach Committee.

Coniglio said she had never heard of the committee, and the fax did not identify any members. It claims Trump lost the right to live at the estate when he entered into the agreement in 1993, and it raised the specter of fervent and controversial Trump supporters showing up in the neighborhood.

“Trump is not above the law where he can flip / flop the town charter, laws and signed agreements to suit his personal whim,” the fax read. “We do not (want) Proud Boys, Skin Heads, Neo Nazi Crazies visiting Trump proposed new PB residence. We hope you agree!”

Credit: Yahoo News

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