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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 08:07 PM

Why Trump is a Florida Man

Axios 1 hour ago
Why Trump is a Florida Man

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We always think of Trump as a New York guy, or the president in the White House. But at heart, he's a Florida Man with a Trumpian Florida life: big mansions and big money.

Why it matters: At Mar-a-Lago, we're seeing a whole new form of lobbying. People pay dues to the private club of the president of the United States, then try to influence him in person on government policy all outside the normal watchdogs and strictures and surveillance of Washington. It's a stunning situation.

The big picture: "In the popular conception, he's a Manhattan real estate builder. But in some ways that's not really his world. Certainly not anymore. His world is Palm Beach," Axios' Jonathan Swan noted on "Axios on HBO."

  • "If you drew a circle around Mar-a-Lago, his private club, there is no more concentrated an area of political influence outside Washington, D.C."

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    Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:25 AM

    2. Good one! I had totally forgotten, had tunnel vision. Florida Man is a busy guy, unfortunately!

    Thanks for the reminder.

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