Mar-A-Lago Forced To Shutter Under Governor’s Order

The Daily Beast reports:

President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort closed its doors on Friday, The New York Times reports. The closure comes as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order that called for non-essential businesses and beaches in Broward and Palm Beach counties to close due to the coronavirus.

According to The Miami Herald, all bars, clubs, and restaurants that have seating for over 10 people must shut down their on-premises services. Movie theaters, auditoriums, playhouses, arcades, fitness studios, gyms, and beaches were also ordered shuttered.

The New York Times reports:

In recent days, the Trump Organization cut staff from hotels in New York and Washington, halted new reservations at a hotel overlooking the Las Vegas Strip and closed golf courses in Los Angeles and the Miami area, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Generally, the company has folded the tent only when local authorities mandated it, despite a growing national urgency to limit social gatherings and close nonessential businesses. In an interview, Eric Trump, the president’s son who manages the family business, said the company was trying to limit shutdowns.