Billionaire Trump neighbor says his Mar-a-Lago crowd aren’t real friends: ‘It’s all transactional’

Former President Donald Trump, left, waves to guests during an election night party at Mar-a-Lago, Tuesday, November 8, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida.

Trump doesn’t have real friends at Mar-a-Lago, a Florida billionaire told the Financial Times. 
Despite the atmosphere of adulation, it’s “all transactional,” Jeff Greene told the paper. 
Reporters have long noted Trump’s love of associating with the rich and famous. 

A billionaire who lives near Trump in Florida said that former President Donald Trump is not surrounded by true friends at the club, according to the Financial Times.

Real estate mogul Jeff Greene told the paper that the atmosphere of adulation there is “all transactional.”

The paper said Greene joined as a Mar-a-Lago member in 2010. It was not clear if he remained part of the club.

Trump is well-known for holding court among allies and admirers at his Florida home, often soaking up applause when he walks in the room, as filmmaker Alex Holder said earlier this year. 

And the FT described the many fans — including wealthy “Trumpettes” — who flock to Mar-a-Lago and lavish praise on the former president. Greene suggested this is all fake. 

Asked who Trump’s close friends are, Greene told the paper: “I don’t think he has any friends.”

He said that one person he knows who plays golf with Trump “all the time” was never invited to the White House when Trump was president, implying that Trump did not really much care for him.

In 2018, Greene made a failed attempt at running for Florida governor as a Democrat, eight years after a 2010 attempt at the US Senate.

Before the 2018 campaign — when Trump appeared to take offense at an attack ad Greene ran — the pair had a cordial relationship, Greene told the paper. 

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Source:: Businessinsider

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