Trump’s Doral golf club had a bedbug infestation that was so bad that guests sued. This is where Trump will hold the G7 in 2020.
The Miami Herald reported in 2017:
In a terse one-page report just slipped into the court file, court-appointed mediator Frank Allocca filed a notice that reads “an agreement was reached.” There were no details on what will likely be a confidential deal.
New Jersey insurance executive Eric Linder, who woke up from a night’s sleep at the resort in March 2016 with dozens of bites, didn’t return calls for comment. Neither did his lawyer nor Trump’s local lawyer.
Linder, 63, filed suit in late July along with photos of his back and neck riddled with red blotches after he slept at the resort’s $300-a-night Jack Nicklaus-themed villa.
Health code violations and infestations are nothing for Trump’s properties. Health inspectors found mice and roaches at Trump Tower. Trump’s private club Mar-a-Lago has been cited for dozens of major health code violations.
On Thursday, Trump chief of staff Mick Mulvaney called Doral the perfect location for the G7, “And it became apparent at the end of that process that Doral was, by far and away — far and away — the best physical facility for this meeting. In fact, I was talking to one of the advance teams when they came back, and I said, “What was it like?” And they said, “Mick, you’re not going to believe this, but it’s almost like they built this facility to host this type of event.” If any of you have been there, you know that there’s separate buildings with their own rooms, separate and apart from each building, so that one country can have a building, another country can have another, you folks could have your building for the press. And obviously, the common areas are going to be perfect for our needs down there.”
According to the plaintiff in the lawsuit, which Trump settled, Doral is the perfect place if you want to launch a global outbreak of bedbugs.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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