Several Trump properties in Irma's path

Several Trump properties in Irma's path

Several Trump properties in Irma's path

A spate of social media posts expressing hope that Hurricane Irma trashes President Trump's Palm Beach, Fla., resort is producing a backlash of disgust and criticism.

The effects of Irma could prove to be costly for Trump since he owns several properties in South Florida, including Mar-a-Lago and the Trump National Doral golf course.

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Much of Florida is bracing for Hurricane Irma to make landfall over the weekend, and some of President Donald Trump's properties are also in the Category 4 storm's path. "Please gather the essentials for three to four days, including clothing, medicine, important documents and communication devices", the town's order said. One of the most powerful storms Hurricane Irma is expected to brutalize Florida's southern archipelago. According to the National Hurricane Center, that specific type of warning "indicates there is a danger of life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the shoreline somewhere within the specified area, generally within 36 hours". That scenario is considered unlikely, but possible.

The Mar-a-Lago property, insured to the Trump Organization and Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust, has an unsubsidized policy and has the "full-risk" rate for its flood zone, a FEMA spokesperson told HuffPost.

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The AP also looked at building records and permits that showed no significant construction took place at Mar-a-Lago after the storm, aside from $3,000 in repairs to lighting and a cleaning of a beachfront pool. That's why, during a hurricane, you'll always see me here.

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A White House official said Trump would continue to receive regular updates on Hurricanes Irma and Jose.

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