Donald Trump Claimed $17 Million in Alleged Fake Storm Damages

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Date Originated: October of 2016
Categories: Donald Trump
Donald Trump claimed and was granted $17 million for his Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago property for supposed damages sustained from a 2005 hurricane, despite multiple claims and speculation that the estate hardly suffered any damage at all. Trump's longtime butler told the AP, "That house has never been seriously damaged." And Tim Frank, Palm Beach's planning administrator also told AP in 2005 that, "If there were $17 million dollars of damage, we sure as hell would have known about that. I would have known if there was anything in the magnitude of $100,000." Trump also never took out a large-scale construction permit for repairs.
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