Billionaire Trump’s neighbor says his Mar-a-Lago crowds aren’t real friends: ‘It’s all a deal’

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Former President Donald Trump (left) waves to guests at the election night party at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, Tuesday, November 8, 2022.Phelan M. Ebenhack for The Washington Post via Getty Images

  • The Florida billionaire told the Financial Times that Trump has no real friends in Mar-a-Lago.

  • Despite the air of admiration, it’s “all a deal,” Jeff Green told the paper.

  • Reporters have long noted Trump’s penchant for dating rich and famous people.

A billionaire who lives near Trump in Florida said former President Donald Trump wasn’t surrounded by true friends at the club. According to the Financial Times.

Real estate mogul Jeff Greene told the paper that the atmosphere of admiration there was “all about the deal.”

According to the paper, Green joined as a member of Mar-a-Lago in 2010.

Trump is famous for holding courts among allies and supporters at his home in Florida. he is often applauded as he walks around the roomas filmmaker Alex Holder said earlier this year.

And the FT explained that many fans, including wealthy “trumpets,” flocked to Mar-a-Lago to lavish praise on the former president.

“I don’t think he has any friends,” Green said when asked who Trump’s closest friends were.

He said no one he knew, who “always” plays golf with Trump, was invited to the White House when Trump was president, and Trump didn’t care much for him.

Green failed in 2018 An Attempt to Run for Governor of Florida as a Democrateight years after the 2010 trial in the U.S. Senate.

Greene told the Post that the two had a cordial relationship when Mr. Trump appeared to be angered by Mr. Green’s attack ads before the 2018 campaign.

But it’s mostly due to his wealth, Green suggested. “He would come to my table because I was a millionaire,” he told the FT. “He likes millionaires.”

Former President Donald Trump served as a campaign official for the 2024 White House at the Grand Ballroom in Mar-a-Lago on Nov. 15, 2022.

Former President Donald Trump served as a campaign official for the 2024 White House at the Grand Ballroom in Mar-a-Lago on Nov. 15, 2022.Kimberly Leonard/Insider

This is a trait that also appeared in a recent book, The Confidence Man, by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, who watches Trump.

In an excerpt seen by an insider, Trump thought his time as president was worth it. Haberman wrote that she found the remark “jarring” when Trump said it.

Speaking about the large crowds of fans drawn to Trump’s clubs, Green told the newspaper:

Trump “likes to follow him and tell him how good he is,” Green told the FT.

Despite this, Green said he felt more welcome at Mar-a-Lago than at other clubs.

Others, such as British far-right politician Nigel Farage, viewed Trump as a “good friend” who “means it” when he said they were friends for life in 2016, the paper said. Told.

A Trump spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Thanksgiving.

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