PALM BEACH — Former President Donald Trump returned Sunday to Mar-a-Lago, according to a pair of postings on his Truth Social platform.
In one of the posts, Trump thanked “the many people who greeted” him on the way from Palm Beach International Airport to his residence at Mar-a-Lago.
In another post, he berated the FBI search at his Palm Beach estate, alleging the residence had been “ransacked” and that the “place will never be the same.”
Trump generally winters on Palm Beach and summers at his property in Bedminster, New Jersey. Mar-a-Lago’s private club traditionally opens to members in late October and closes around Mother’s Day.
Although he was gone from Mar-a-Lago since May, Trump has frequently been in the news this summer.
In addition to the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago, in which federal authorities say they seized top-secret documents Trump should not have had in his possession, the former president was the focus of a series of televised congressional hearings into his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
In his battle against the U.S. Justice Department, Trump won a significant legal victory when a federal judge he nominated to the bench agreed with his demand that a special master be appointed to oversee the case.
Trump also lost a separate legal battle when another federal judge in South Florida tossed his lawsuit against former 2016 presidential rival Hillary Clinton and a slew of other defendants over the 2016 presidential election.
And the planned merger between his Trump Media & Technology Group and Miami-based Digital World Acquisition Group seems to be stumbling, too.
Nonetheless, all eyes remain on Trump as he nears announcing a 2024 presidential run. A decision that it now appears could be made while he is at Mar-a-Lago this winter.
Consequently, should Trump face charges from any of the investigations swirling around him, the legal action could happen while Trump is in Palm Beach. The former president has steadfastly denied wrongdoing.
Antonio Fins is a politics and business editor at the Palm Beach Daily News, part of the USA TODAY Florida Network. You can reach him at [email protected]. Help support our journalism. Subscribe today.