The hashtag #TrumpBedBugs trended on Monday hours after President Trump praised his Miami-area golf resort at a televised press conference in France on Monday, touting its acreage, its proximity to the airport, its restaurants and what he called its “magnificent” bungalows with “magnificent views.”
Trump insisted he has no interest in profiting from next year’s Group of Seven (G-7) summit even as he promoted Trump National Doral as a potential site to host world leaders in 2020. “I think having it in Miami is fantastic,” Trump said.
The president claimed he wouldn’t “make any money” off the summit even though he still profits from his golf clubs. Trump then claimed, without evidence, that the presidency has cost him between $3 billion to $5 billion.
In response to Trump promoting his private club as a venue to host next year’s G-7, Twitter users resurfaced a 2017 article by The Miami Herald titled, “Trump Doral settles lawsuit over biting bedbugs.”
With trump's Doral bed bug haven trending with #EmolumentsClause, now seems as good a time as any to remind world leaders of his BED BUG problems at the resort.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) August 26, 2019
According to the Herald:
White smoke over President Donald Trump’s Trump National Doral Miami golf resort! The scandal of the luxury resort’s bed bugs is about to go away.
In a bit of good news for the new president, court records show his attorneys in Miami have reached a tentative settlement with a business traveler who sued the resort after his back, face and arms were devoured by voracious bed bugs at the revamped resort.
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 filed suit in July 2017 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, reports the Herald.
Linder, according to Doral’s response, “conducted himself so carelessly and negligently that his conduct was the sole proximate cause or contributing cause” to the bugs covering his body.