SHAMELESS: Obama Refuses to Act as Hurricane Matthew Heads Straight for Trump’s Estate in Mar-A-Lago

  1. Home
  2. Politics
By Andrew Stiles | 12:30 pm, October 6, 2016

Hurricane Matthew is expected to reach Florida on Thursday at Category 4 strength, and millions of residents have been urged to evacuate.

Donald Trump, who owns the legendary estate of Mar-a-Lago on Florida’s eastern coast, took to social media to express his concern.

As it turns out, Hurricane Matthew is heading straight for Mar-a-Lago, and President Obama isn’t doing anything to stop it.


Trump has previously expressed displeasure at how President Obama has exploited hurricanes for political advantage. In 2012, Trump predicted that the destruction of Superstorm Sandy would help Obama win reelection over Mitt Romney.

Trump even graciously offered to extend the deadline for his $5 million charity challenge to the president in light of the hurricane. Trump had offered to donate to a charity of Obama’s choice if the president released his college transcripts.

Will Mar-a-Lago survive the hurricane? The Palm Beach Daily News reports that “the elaborate mansion-turned-private-club has weathered its share of hurricanes since it was completed in 1927,” and when it comes to enduring vicious storms, Mar-a-Lago “is about a rock-solid as it gets.”

Thank goodness.