A New Jersey insurance man who sued and then settled over an itchy infestation at the “tremendous” resort where Trump hopes to host world leaders next year said he’s “outraged” by the president’s attempt to deny bedbug reports.
Eric Linden is bound by a confidentiality agreement not to discuss the settlement of his 2016 lawsuit — but he was plenty unhappy with Trump’s tweets Tuesday deriding the claims about his Trump National Doral Miami resort.
“I’m outraged by it,” said Linden, 66, who lives in Fort Lee.
Hours earlier, Trump tweeted there are “no bedbugs at Doral ... Radical Left Democrats...spread that false and nasty rumor. Not nice!”
No bedbugs at Doral. The Radical Left Democrats, upon hearing that the perfectly located (for the next G-7) Doral National MIAMI was under consideration for the next G-7, spread that false and nasty rumor. Not nice!
Out of all the possible summit locales in the U.S., Trump claimed that his resort would be the best because of its proximity to Miami’s airport and “spectacular” bungalows. He claimed that government experts had agreed with his opinion after reviewing several options, which he did not name.
Ethics experts call it a blatant violation of conflict of interest rules for the president to steer the G7 to his own hotel. The Doral resort has seen revenue plunge as some travelers shun the controversial Trump brand.
Trump already faces a pair of lawsuits accusing him of violating the Constitution’s emoluments clause, which bars presidents from taking payments from foreign leaders or governments.