KEY POINTS

  • Trump's neighbors want to enforce a 1993 agreement the club made with Palm Beach
  • The agreement states members cannot stay at the club for more than 21 days a year
  • Workers were seen moving boxes into the club on Monday

President Donald Trump may face more trouble after he leaves office as his wealthy neighbors at Mar-a-Lago continue their efforts to reject his move to Palm Beach. 

Residents in Palm Beach recently penned a letter to town leaders in an effort to enforce a decades-old agreement that would prohibit Trump from using Mar-a-Lago as a full-time residence. 

In the letter, Trump’s neighbors cited a 1993 agreement with the town of Palm Beach that states Mar-a-Lago members are not allowed to spend more than 21 days a year staying at the club. The agreement also bars club members from staying at the property for more than seven consecutive days at a time. 

However, Trump broke the agreement when he stayed at the Palm Beach resort for more than 21 days in 2020. 

The controversial dispute between the Trump family and their wealthy Mar-a-Lago neighbors, which dates back well before he took office in 2016, has gotten more heated since the violent Jan. 6 breach of the Capitol by fanatical Trump supporters. 

“West Palm Beach, where we are right now is extremely Democratic,” Palm Beach Post senior political reporter Christine Stapleton said. “Since the Capitol riots, there has been a real shift in whether or not Mar-a-Lago will continue to be a venue that GOP and conservative groups want to have their events there. They may not want to.”

“I think Trump's defense will be that this is political,” Palm Beach County state attorney Dave Aronberg said. “He may say in court that the town and everyone knew that he was living there and never sought to enforce this agreement until now when they started to disagree with his politics.” 

Several moving trucks were seen on Monday parked outside the Mar-a-Lago resort as workers were spotted moving boxes inside the property. 

Meanwhile, local authorities announced road closures over several days this week for “safety and security reasons.”

Trump is scheduled to exit the White House on Wednesday morning, just hours before President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day event. Several White House aides who served in the Trump administration are expected to continue working for the outgoing president at Mar-a-Lago.  Palm Beach residents have sent the city council a letter stating that US President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, pictured in March 2019, is not zoned for full-time residency Palm Beach residents have sent the city council a letter stating that US President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, pictured in March 2019, is not zoned for full-time residency Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Saul MARTINEZ