Donald Trump is no longer the President of the United States, he already had his last day in power, and now it is Joe Biden who becomes the new inhabitant of the White House.
January 20, 2021, is a historic moment, Trump (who could have a second Impeachment ) became one of the few presidents who have not achieved re-election for a second term (and it was to be expected with everything that happened in the four years he was in power, from the Twitter tantrums to the “coup” at the Capitol ) and that means that the moving truck had to arrive at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to remove all the things it took with him.
(The bad news is that in his farewell speech, he said, “we are going to return somehow,” which suggests that he might have plans to create his party or try again in the future, but there is no need, for now, to think about that).
But where will he live now? No, Trump will not live in Trump Tower, his New York apartment, or one of his Las Vegas properties. According to The New York Post, a series of moving trucks were seen arriving at Donald’s Florida residence in Mar-a-Lago on Monday before Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were inaugurated.
The former POTUS had to leave the White House at 8 a.m. on Biden’s inauguration day (aka today, January 20), and for that, he decided to leave New York, the city where he lived for much of his life, to go to the Palm Beach area.
According to reports, Trump, 74, bought the mansion in 1985 for $ 10 million before transforming it into a golf club, and it is a 20-acre (about 8 hectares) farm that has nothing more and nothing less than 128 rooms. The property was built in 1927 by Post’s cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, who sent three stone-laden ships from Italy for the exterior walls, installed a gold leaf roof inspired by the “Thousand-winged Roof” of the Gallery of the Academy of Venice, and imported busts from the 16th century to place at the entrance. In all, he built a 58-room home on 17 acres of putting greens, citrus groves, and greenhouses.
When Post died in 1973, Mar-a-Lago was offered to the federal government for a presidential retirement. But the maintenance costs were too high, and in 1981, it went to the Marjorie Merriweather Post Foundation, which sold it to Trump four years later.
It was in 1995 when Donald Trump turned it into a huge golf club.
The luxurious mansion sits on an island off the coast of Palm Beach, Florida, that has direct views of the Atlantic Ocean and is open to people who purchase a club membership. Accommodation includes rooms, a spa, and access to the golf course (where you can run into Trump from time to time). Reports say it also has three bomb shelters where its residents can take refuge if necessary.
Trump’s property is supposedly private and separated from the rest of the houses and mansions on the site, and is closed to prevent the curious from approaching. Still, it is said to be the second-largest mansion in all of Florida.
According to Forbes data, the mansion increased in value to around $ 160 million (not bad considering he bought it in 10) after a series of renovations, with the golf club now including a golf room. 1,858 square meter dance floor, five tennis courts, and a pool exclusively for playing water polo.
As if that were not enough, the Palm Beach area is known as Billionaire’s Row, and at some point, it was one of the destinations that John F. Kennedy visited with his family on his winter vacations. For its part, the Mar-a-Lago club has been seen by celebrities like Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, and Billy Joel and is one of the places that Trump retired to relax during his time as President.
“Many of the great leaders of the world request to come to Mar-a-Lago. They like it; I like it,” Trump said a few months ago.