Miami-Dade gives Donald Trump his bridge for 10 years
He may not have gotten his hands on our public golf course, but President Donald Trump gets to keep a golf cart and pedestrian bridge on Miami-Dade property for the next ten years.
And it only cost the millionaire leader of the free world $7,200, which the county said was fair market price.
Quietly and without any fanfare, Miami-Dade Commissioners on Tuesday authorized the “conveyance of a temporary aerial easement” across Northwest 97th Avenue at 52nd Street to Trump Endeavor 12, one of the president’s, er, his son’s companies, so they can continue to use a pedestrian bridge — for people and golf carts — they built with a permit and have been using since the World Golf Championship in 2014.
In 2015, Mayor Carlos Gimenez suggested giving the county’s beautiful Crandon Park golf course to the Trump organization to run — during the time his son, CJ Gimenez, was working as a lobbyist for them. The plan, which was hatched quietly between the mayor’s office and Trump’s people, was quashed after the community balked.
Maybe keeping the bridge is a consolation prize.