Friday, January 15, 2021

Palm Beach County FL Looks to End Trump Golf Course Lease

Palm Beach County, Florida, this week began seeking a way to Terminate a Contract with Trump's prized International Golf Club.

The County's move came about One week after Rioters stormed Capitol Hill, leading to the Deaths of at least Five People.

Howard Falcon, an Assistant County Attorney, said that a County Commissioner asked him to examine whether the Locality could Cancel its Lease with Trump's West Palm Beach Course.

The Palm Beach Post, which First reported that the County was examining the Lease, added that the Trump Business pays $88,338 per Month in Rent for the Property.

Trump frequents his International Golf Club, located in Unincorporated West Palm Beach, and Owned by the County, during his Visits to Mar-a-Lago, his Palm Beach Estate.

Despite the Interest in Canceling the Lease, Falcon said he does Not believe the County has the Legal Standing to End the Lease. He added that the County's Lease Agreement is with a Trump Organization, Not Trump, even if he is the Majority Owner.

A Lawyer for Trump's Golf Course added that he had spoken with Falcon and concluded that there is "no basis for canceling the lease."

Though the Impeachment Proceedings angered Trump, he is reportedly more Upset about the Fallout the Riot has had on his Business Reputation and Standing in the World of Golf.

Multiple News Outlets reported earlier this week that Trump was Apoplectic after the PGA of America voted Sunday to take the Championship away from his New Jersey Golf Course next year, and the UK Not using his Scotland Course for its Next Major Event.

"We find ourselves in a political situation not of our making," Seth Waugh, the CEO of the PGA of America, told the Associated Press. "We're fiduciaries for our members, for the game, for our mission and for our brand. And how do we best protect that? Our feeling was given the tragic events of Wednesday that we could no longer hold it at Bedminster. The damage could have been irreparable."

One New York Times Reporter wrote on Monday that, compared with his reaction to the impeachment proceedings before him, Trump's reaction to the PGA decision "was [a] different order of magnitude."

New York Mayor, Bill de Blasio (D) said on Wednesday, that the City would Cut its own Business Ties to the President's Company in the wake of the Riots. In a Statement, de Blasio said New York Terminated All Contracts with the Trump Organization:

- The Central Park Carousel.

- The Wollman and Lasker Skating Rinks in Central Park.

- Bronx's Ferry Point Golf Course.

These Properties bring the Company $17 Million a year in Management Fees.

"The President incited a rebellion against the United States government that killed five people and threatened to derail the constitutional transfer of power. The City of New York will not be associated with those unforgivable acts in any shape, way or form, and we are immediately terminating all Trump Organization contracts." de Blasio said in a Statement.

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