It doesn’t appear that the White House will be part of President Donald Trump’s rotation of homes after Jan. 20, so, plans are reportedly well underway for a new primary base. According to a People magazine story, Florida looks like the winner.
Trump’s Mar-a-Lago place in Palm Beach has seen upgrades and changes that, coupled with the first lady gathering information on schools, indicate they’ve decided on a new primary residence. Among the reasons? A bigger collection of friends and admirers.
As a club source previously told People, “No matter what else is happening in the world, he is treated like royalty at Mar-a-Lago. He loves to be here.”
Other sources close to the first family told People that the Mar-a-Lago home “will be expanded and spruced up. They are definitely renovating his apartment within the Mar-a-Lago Club to make it larger, more modern, and comfortable for his use.”
Melania Trump is also said to be researching schools in the area for the couple’s 14-year-old son, Barron, to attend. The Trumps filed Mar-a-Lago as their “declaration of domicile” last year, switching from New York City.
Though the president is expected to leave the White House as of inauguration day, Jan. 20, his repeated —and baseless—allegations of fraud in the election he lost make it just about impossible for administration officials to comment officially on any post-presidency plans. But apparently, the renovating of Trump’s 2,000-square-foot residence, which he purchased in the 1980s, continues.
Spokespeople for the president did not respond to People’s request for a comment, neither did the Mar-a-Lago manager. A White House source said, “The Trump family has many homes and they will be traveling between them.”