Vanilla Ice Pitched Don Jr. On $1Bn FL Trailer Park For Presidential Library
A Florida real estate broker believes the trailer court he lives in would be a sweet spot for President Donald Trump’s eventual presidential library, and he sent none other than Vanilla Ice to pitch the idea to Donald Trump Jr.
According to the Palm Beach Post, James Arena is an avid Trump supporter, and he is convinced that Briny Breezes — a “43-acre coastal town just south of Boynton Beach that’s made up entirely of a mobile home park” — is the perfect spot for Trump to establish his library after leaving office.
The Post noted that every president since Herbert Hoover has erected a presidential library in his home state, which would have been New York for Trump until he officially moved his primary residence in October to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach.
The newspaper reported that the asking price for Briny Breezes is a cool $1 billion, which would see the town’s nearly 500 property owners become millionaires overnight.
Arena said he contacted his friend Vanilla Ice to get the ball rolling, as the rapper is also close to the Trump family.
“Vanilla Ice ran it by Donald Jr.,” Arena said. “He called me back and said, ‘Man, I think they’re really into it.’”
Not all of the residents are thrilled with the idea of a Donald J. Trump presidential library in their town, but some still support the notion due to its financial benefit to the property owners.
“Trump is not my favorite and I would hate to see Briny disappear, but I’m a realist,” Dana Littlefield said.
Littlefield has lived in the town since 1955, highlighting the immense financial windfall. “I’ve got 10 grandchildren and we’re talking 10 college educations. If Briny can be sold for a billion dollars, it’s like a no-brainer. That’s a lot of money.”
The Post noted that the town also has “major infrastructural issues involving the town’s seawall, fresh water pipes and sewer system that are prohibitively expensive for residents to fix.”
“We have to plan for the future of Briny and, unless we have a tremendous amount of money that I don’t know about, that plan needs to include selling Briny on our terms,” Arena said during a Thursday meeting with the town’s residents. “If we get caught with our pants down, we’re going to get much less money and we’re going to be told what to do.”
“As crazy as Trump Town sounds and I don’t like the idea, on the other hand I do like the idea,” Littlefield said. “It’s a wild thought but something we should think about.”