Donald Trump has risen to the top of the GOP polls by being a proud American who is unapologetic about his patriotic views. Recently, a city tried to make him take down the American flag from one of his properties, but Trump wasn’t having any of that!
The Mar-a-Lago Club is a luxurious Trump property that is located in Palm Beach, Florida. According to Conservative Tribune, Trump proudly displayed a large American flag over the property, a move which caused his wealthy liberal neighbors to complain. Authorities found that the flag was flying 50 feet above the ground, which is 20 feet higher than city ordinances allow for.
This began a major dispute between Trump and the city of Palm Beach, which tried to inflict a fine of $120,000 on the business mogul.
Finally, they came to an agreement: Trump promised to lower the flag to 30 feet and move the pole to a different area of the estate if the city would donate his $120,000 fine to veterans organizations.
“I’m a very patriotic guy. I’m very proud of the country, and I don’t want to take down the American flag,” Trump said of the incident. “And I don’t believe you need permits to put up the American flag.”
The GOP frontrunner went on to say that he received countless letters of support during this ordeal.
“Everybody wants it. Everybody wants it up. But the town wants me to take down the American flag, and I told them I’m not doing that,” Trump said before he struck his brilliantly generous deal.
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