Trump himself has been campaigning in Nevada, so he'll be missing the hurricane, but there's plenty of people hoping it destroys his house (ideally, without hurting anyone in the process).
Dear God, if Hurricane Matthew want to make landfall, please visit that shithole Mar-A-Lago.... pic.twitter.com/K526WZVqwF— Koko Kaepernick (@kokokaepernick) October 6, 2016
Mar-a-Lago is in the eye of #HurricaneMatthew— k8 (@rolling_2) October 5, 2016
But, thanks to the 2016 election, it's become synonymous with Trump's hypocrisy (he brought in hundreds of foreign workers on H-2B visas while talking about how we need to return jobs to U.S. citizens) and shady business practices (he routinely failed to pay employees and contractors). Also, last week he made the argument that he couldn't possibly be racist because he let black people and Muslims into Mar-a-Lago.
In any case, as of 11 a.m. Thursday, with the storm yet to hit, Mar-a-Lago looked to be directly in the storm's path. Winds were picking up in Palm Beach, and the gate to the house was closed. An empty car from the Palm Beach Police Department was conspicuously parked in a driveway nearby.
A Mar-a-Lago security guard tried to stop New Times from taking a photo of the building, raising another question: Given that the entire town of Palm Beach is under mandatory evacuation, why is Donald Trump forcing his employees to stick around just in case some nosy reporter stops by?
Trump did not respond to Tweets requesting comment.