NY Times decided to take a shot at Trump’s opulence in a piece titled: A King in His Castle
Here’s an excerpt to set the context …
Everything seemed to sparkle at the Mar-a-Lago estate here on a recent afternoon.
The sun glinted off the pool and the black Secret Service S.U.V.s in the circular driveway.
Palm trees rustled in a warm breeze, croquet balls clicked and a security guard stood at the entrance to Donald J. Trump’s private living quarters.
You can always tell when the king is here.
Mar-a-Lago is where Mr. Trump comes to escape, entertain and luxuriate in a Mediterranean-style manse.
The king was returning that day to his Versailles, a 118-room snowbird’s paradise that will become a winter White House if he is elected president.
Mar-a-Lago was built 90 years ago by the cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post.
Here’s where the grand irony comes in …
When she died in 1973, Mrs. Post left Mar-a-Lago to the United States government with the intent that it would become a presidential retreat.
But the upkeep proved too expensive, and ownership was transferred back to Mrs. Post’s daughters, who unloaded it to Mr. Trump for less than $10 million in 1985.
Now, flashback to the above NYT excerpt:
Mar-a-Lago “will become a winter White House if Mr. Trump is elected president.”
Rest in peace, Mrs. Post … your wish may be fulfilled after all.
How ironic …
Speaking of opulence, another story being reported today is that:
Hmmm. Isn’t $40k about the median annual income for a family in the U.S.?
Apparently the Times doesn’t see any opulence there..
Gimme a break.