WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —
The golf course President Donald Trump owns close to his Mar-a-Lago getaway and performs continuously when he visits is looking for a break on its lease due to misplaced enterprise attributable to the coronavirus outbreak.
Trump Worldwide Golf Membership requested Palm Seashore County to defer an unspecified quantity of its $88,338 month-to-month lease, one thing the county has finished for different tenants at properties it owns. Trump leased the land the 27-hole non-public membership sits upon from the county 20 years in the past beneath a 99-year settlement.
Palm Seashore County ordered the closure of golf programs in March as a part of its pandemic response. They weren’t allowed to reopen for greater than a month and solely then with restrictions.
“These mandated closures occurred in the course of the busiest components of our season,” membership finance director Ed Raymundo wrote to the county within the one-paragraph letter on June 5. The request was first reported by the Palm Seashore Publish.
The county has not taken any motion on the request.
Officers on the golf membership and Trump Worldwide headquarters in New York didn’t return calls Wednesday looking for remark.
Trump normally spends about 5 hours on the course most days he’s at Mar-a-Lago, which is about 5 miles (eight kilometers) from the course. Earlier than the pandemic, the president normally spent one or two weekends a month at Mar-a-Lago between November and April together with the Thanksgiving and Christmas vacation weeks.