“It’s a very discouraging place,” said Lawrence Leimer, historian and author of Mar-a-Lago: Inside the Gates of Power at Donald Trump’s Presidential Palace, MSNBC presenter Alex Witt said on Saturday at Alex Witt’s Weekends. “. He said members “are not concerned about politics and say the food is not good”.
Leimer said he had spoken to a number of former members who “quietly left” after Trump left office.
Dissatisfied members could lead to a lower salary for Trump. When Trump was president, many people paid up to $ 200,000 for Mar-a-Lago membership, Leimer said, adding that they did not think they would continue to pay that price.
“You can’t exaggerate how comical this is,” Kimmel said in The Siminger’s Bill Simmons podcast. “Everyone there is 100 years old.”
Kimmel told Simmons he went to the resort about six years ago to have dinner with Howard Stern, who lived near the property at the time. He described those present in Mar-a-Lago as “hunched over people who eat soft food” and said the place was covered by photos of Trump.
“It was just a quiet and awful place,” Kimmel said. “And now he lives in this awful place.”
“Even here, people don’t like it,” Leimer said, referring to Palm Beach residents – many of whom voted for Trump in hopes of lower taxes and a booming stock market. “It’s just another measure of how his strength has diminished.”