Donald Trump features flown off to Florida, which is, in the end, what New Yorkers of some age tend to do. But it was long overdue, even though his mailing address was on Fifth Avenue: Along with his candied-yam tan, his commitment to year-round golfing and his inability to distinguish between truth and fantasy, Trump's always been more Florida Man than Manhattan sophisticate.
Taking up full-time residence at Mar-a-Lago - assuming the town council of Palm Beach decides never to enforce the 1993 agreement he signed barring anyone right from making the golf club a everlasting residence - the twice-impeached Trump joins an extended list of shady characters who located a refuge, regardless if just fleeting, in sunny South Florida.
What using its paradisal climate and a certain ethical looseness in terms of the abundant and famous, Florida is definitely a desirable area for the well-heeled disreputable. Richard Nixon ruminated over the Watergate break-in at his Key element Biscayne substance. O.J. Simpson resided in Kendall until he was convicted of armed robbery in 2008. In 1928, Al Capone bought a Palm Island mansion from brewery heir Clarence Busch, and in 1929, he threw a lavish get together there the same nights that hit guys killed rival mobsters in the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, presenting himself a copper-bottomed alibi. Former despots also have aimed for soft landings in South Florida through the years: Fulgencio Batista, overthrown by Fidel Castro's Cuban revolution, bought a vacation home in Daytona Seashore and a residence in Miami's Spring Yard, and Nicaragua's Anastasio Somoza Debayle (who was simply kicked out by U.S. authorities) and Haiti's Prosper Avril (who wasn't) both made their method there after fleeing their countries.
Trump isn't exactly a deposed dictator, though he wasn't shy about asserting autocratic power seeing as president, repeatedly insisting that Content II of the Constitution allowed him to do anything he wanted. It didn't. However in Florida, the truth is negotiable. Trump still won't admit he dropped the election, and he even now denies any responsibility for inciting the mob that looted, pillaged and desecrated the Capitol, departing four rioters and a police officer lifeless. In Florida, he won't need to. The Bay County Republican Get together, for example, won't acknowledge that Trump is normally no longer in office, officially discussing President Biden as "president-imposed."