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A real estate broker and supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpClyburn to White House: ‘I am not going to be intimidated’ Trump to headline event for evangelicals in the new year Brazil’s Bolsonaro says Trump won’t pursue steel, aluminum tariffs MORE in Palm Beach County, Fla., wants the president to make the site of a local trailer park the home of the Trump presidential library, the Palm Beach Post reports.
According to the publication, the broker, James Arena, said he enlisted Vanilla Ice, a mutual associate he said he and Trump’s family share, to pitch the idea.
“Vanilla Ice ran it by Donald Jr.,” Arena told the newspaper. “He called me back and said, ‘Man, I think they’re really into it.’”
Arena is proposing Trump buy Briny Breezes, a town in Palm Beach County that reportedly spans 43 acres and consists primarily of mobile homes, for $1 billion.
According to the paper, property owners in the town have been considering selling the land due to a number of infrastructure issues residents have been facing in the community.
“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 reportedly said in a meeting to residents last week.
“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,” he continued.
One resident in the town, Dana Littlefield, told the paper that while Trump is not their favorite candidate and they “would hate to see Briny disappear,” they are not opposed to Arena’s proposal.
“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,” Littlefield said.
Arena predicted Trump’s purchase of the land could open the door for more business for the area and the president, saying he could build a hotel in the area as well.
“It makes a lot of sense for him to do something like that here,” Arena continued, adding that the president could also even name the site “Trump Town.”
According to the Post, another developer previously offered to purchase the town for $510 million in 2007, but the plan unraveled.
Trump also expressed interest in buying the land that year, the Post reports. “It’s a great job, a wonderful location,” he reportedly said of the idea then.
The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.