Mar-a-Lago neighbours don't want Trump at Mar-a-Lago resort after leaving The White House
A number of neighbors of President Trump in Palm Beach, Fla., are claiming that after leaving
the White House, he is constitutionally barred from taking up primary residence at his Mar-a-Lago resort.
The tenants referenced a deal signed by Trump in 1993 to turn the facility to a private club in the letter to Palm Beach officials received by The Washington Post, which they said prohibits him from using it as a primary residence. The deal forbids members from spending more than 21 days there each year or for more than seven days straight.
They urged the city to officially inform the president that he should not make the club his permanent residence and called on local authorities after he left the White House to "avoid an embarrassing situation."
The Post noted that the club's neighbors had also protested about concerns such as traffic snarls created
by Trump's visits and his neglect of municipal standards such as a flagpole that exceeded height limits.
Glenn Zeitz, a Palm Beach homeowner who did not sign the letter, told the Post, "There is simply no legal principle in which he can use the land as both a house and a club.
"He's playing the dead hand, essentially. He's not trying to bluff or scare people because we're going to be there,' Zeitz added.
Trump altered his permanent residence from New York to Florida after his term. He originally wanted to register with the White House as his primary address to vote in the state, which is not permissible under the statute, and then changed the address to Mar-a- Lago's.