According to new reporting from The American Independent, Donald Trump’s Florida properties — Mar-a-Lago, Trump International Beach Resort, and Trump National Golf Club — are home to some of the filthiest swimming pools in the state, and have been shut down ten times in just the last year.
The state Department of Health, which regularly inspects facilities that are open to the public or available to membership-based clients, found that Trump’s pools often failed basic safety guidelines regarding handrails and ladders, but that they also had improper pH levels and even issues with the regulation of chlorine levels.
Chlorine, in improper amounts, can be a deadly toxin — as evidenced by the fact that you can eat through your favorite denim jeans in the washer if you put too much in.
An article in Quartz detailed a review of state records:
Swimming pools at Trump resort properties in Florida are cited for poor water quality and other health and safety violations far more frequently by the state’s Department of Health than pools at comparable luxury properties … In comparison to Trump Florida properties, nearby four and five-star resorts and private clubs had mostly pristine pool inspection records over the same time period.”
A chart shows the stark difference between properties inspected by the Florida Department of Health:
What’s perhaps most disgusting about the whole affair, aside from the fact that people could potentially be getting sick using Trump property facilities, is that ownership is notified any time one of these pools gets shut down. And since Donald Trump has refused to divest himself from the properties that he owns, it means that the President of the United States is making money off of people swimming in his filthy pools.
All of this, however, is in character for a man who has always run his businesses as cheaply as possible while attempting to maintain a veneer of respectability. The letters on the outside of his buildings may be painted gold, but the signs over his pools should all be a sickly green.
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