Man wants to sell Trump an entire Florida town for $1 billion and build the first-ever ‘presidential township’
James Arena, a local real estate broker, wants to be elected mayor of Briny Breezes and rename the town as 'Trump Town'
A man from Florida has proposed that President Donald Trump should purchase a whole town and redevelop it to make it a "presidential township".
James Arena, a local real estate broker, wants to sell the town of Briny Breezes, Florida, to Trump for just $1 billion, so that the Republican can turn it into a combination presidential library/hotel.
Arena outlined his vision in a video posted on Facebook, where he explained that he would go ahead with his plan if elected mayor of Briny Breezes, which comes under Palm Beach County, the same county as President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, which the first family has now listed as their primary residence.
Arena said that he wants to "allow the Trump organization to redevelop this entire town into the first 'presidential township' in America, renaming it Trump Town, USA, in honor of the greatest president in American history, Donald J Trump." There are a total of 14 properties for sale in Briny Breezes currently, and Arena is listed as a broker of two of those properties, with their asking prices ranging from $170,000 to $250,000.
The broker, in his video, said that once Trump purchased the 43-acre town, he would "build the most state-of-the-art, highly sophisticated presidential library, hotel and the first 'presidential township' ever." The town currently comprises of a mobile home park between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intercoastal Waterway.
Arena reportedly had enlisted rapper Vanilla Ice to market the properties previously, according to the Palm Beach Post. The outlet reported that the rapper also served as a liaison to pitch the idea of the "presidential township" to President Trump's eldest son Donald Trump Jr.
The broker, while talking to the outlet, said that Vanilla Ice told him the Trumps are interested in the suggestion: "I think they're really into it," he said.