President Trump is having construction in the final months of his presidency carried out in his living quarters in Mar-a-Lago, where he plans to reside full-time, two people said. Part of the job is updating the existing space, but also making what is a relatively small living space more accessible for the Trump family, they said.
A spokeswoman for Melania Trump, the first lady, did not respond to an email seeking comment. A spokeswoman for Mr. Trump also did not respond to a request for comment.
Construction work was first reported by ABC News. The work in progress highlights that Mr. Trump is preparing to live after the presidency, even as his campaign lawyers file a series of challenges aimed at delaying certification of the vote.
The Trumps filed in 2019 to change their residence from New York to Palm Beach, Florida, a social club the president has owned for more than two decades. (An earlier version of this news article incorrectly located the West Palm Beach club.
According to ABC News, the U.S. Secret Service has asked agents to move there, presumably for the post-presidency. But work to improve Mr Trump’s residential areas will raise more questions about whether he is misusing Mar-a-Lago, which is not supposed to serve as a full-time residence for anyone in the framework. an agreement with Palm Beach officials that allowed it to become a club in the 1990s.