Renos at Mar-a-lago, School Shopping: Donald and Melania Trump Reportedly Prepare for Life in Florida
As Thomas Wolfe once wrote, you can’t go home again. You go away for, say, four years, and then you return and everything is different. Before, in your hometown of New York, you were just a man who was something of a relic from decades past, tolerated and occasionally pitied. But now, since you’ve gone away, things have changed. People will yell at you at restaurants. They might dump liquids on you in the street. They might jeer and holler at you and they won’t invite you to parties. This universal experience is what Mr. Wolfe was talking about all those years ago. You can’t go home again.
But as Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd will tell you, home is Where the Heart Is. Of course these are the Trumps, so in this case “heart” means uncritical adoration experienced while living in an estate they own and have complete control over in a receptive state, Florida, specifically Palm Beach, specifically Mar-a-Lago. As People’s sources report, though they will still spend time in Trump Tower in New York, and Bedminster in New Jersey, among other properties, they’ll make their base at the resort formerly known as “the Southern White House.” Love that for them.
The indicators were there. Donald and Melania Trump voted in Florida. The state voted for Trump. Now it’s looking more and more likely. One source said that Melania has been shopping around for schools for her son, Barron. “They have looked all over Palm Beach County and neighboring Broward County for just the right place,” this person told People. “There are several options, and they will decide soon.”
Another said that renos are underway: “Donald’s apartment, which once belonged to Mar-a-Lago estate creator Marjorie Merriweather Post, will be expanded and spruced up.”
You can’t go home again, but you can always go to Florida. I think Donald Trump said that once.
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