Well, well, well! According to British publication The Express, online property records show Trump transferred the ownership of Mar-A-Largo to a corporation headed by Junior.
Zillow, which claims to receive “information from the municipal office responsible for recording real estate transactions in your area”, reports the property was sold for $422 million on August 4, 2023.
A quick search of the website SunBiz, however, (shows) that the current owner of Mar A Lago is a company called Mar A Lago, Inc.
The owner of the company, and its registered agent, is Donald Trump Jr., the ex-president’s oldest son.
While Junior has appeared as an agent of record for the corporation for quite a number of years, it’s the appearance of the date of property transfer on Zillow – on August 4, just days before his arrest – that is raising eyebrows.
If true, this is probably legal — but if he’s offloading assets to avoid potential liability, that’s another question entirely. I’m sure some tax lawyers will weigh in.