To the surprise of, frankly, no one, Donald Trump’s luxury resort in Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago, had to be partially closed over the weekend due to a COVID-19 outbreak.
The Associated Press reports that “several people are aware of the situation, including a club member who received a phone call about the shutdown on Friday. A receptionist at the Mar-a-Lago club confirmed the news, saying it was closed until further notice, but declined to comment further.
An email to members explained that areas of the property, including the dining room and the beach club, were closed so they could be disinfected and that several employees were in quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus.
“The health and safety of our members and staff is our top priority,” the email read.
Given that there have been several photos taken inside the station that show guests frolicking without masks, and given that the White House has experienced several outbreaks of COVID-19 in Trump’s last few months in power , an epidemic within the members-only club was probably inevitable.
In January, Palm Beach County issued a warning to Mar-a-Lago management after a video of a New Years Eve party posted by Donald Trump Jr. showed guests without masks cluttering the runway dance during a live Vanilla Ice show.
Here’s what the folxes on Twitter are saying about last weekend’s outbreak …
Trump’s Mar-a-Lago partially closed due to COVID outbreak, hate, savage conspiracy theories and delusions of grandeur
– Lindy Li (@lindyli) March 20, 2021
Mar-A-Lago has been partially closed due to a COVID outbreak. Funny how everywhere the old guy goes, COVID seems to follow.
– MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) March 19, 2021
A covid outbreak in Mar-a-Lago is totally linked to the brand.
– John Collins? (@JohnCollins_KP) March 19, 2021
Email Alert to Members: Some staff at Mar a Lago have tested positive for COVID-19, so service at the Beach Club and à la carte dining room is closed. pic.twitter.com/rcGF43MTK5
– Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 19, 2021
According to Covidiots news, Mar-a-Lago has been partially closed until further notice due to a Covid outbreak. And There you go. ?
– Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) March 19, 2021
Where did COVID19 get the $ 200,000 membership fee to enter #MaraLago?
– Aunt Tifa’s Favorite Nephew (@ResisterDude) March 20, 2021
COVID epidemic in Mar-a-Lago. Plane rotating in the process of collapsing. Buried under an avalanche of criminal and civil lawsuits. It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.
– Rob Reiner (@robreiner) March 20, 2021
Mar-a-Lago has the Trump virus
– Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) March 20, 2021
A covid outbreak in Mar-a-lago is a lot like a blocked toilet in a sewage plant.
– Charlie (@ nudog71) March 20, 2021
Come bask in the glow of Satan but stay because you died of Covid #MarAlago
– Obligation to warn? (@ duty2warn) March 20, 2021
What’s worse, bed bugs, food poisoning, or covid-19? Because now, in Mar-a-Lago, they are offering a three-fer! #MarALagoVirus
– Barbara? (@bigskybabs) March 20, 2021
There is therefore an epidemic of COVID in Mar-a-Lago. The virus spends more time around the old guy than Melania.
– Explosive space pillow Singh, MD? (@labyrinthweaver) March 19, 2021
Graham Gremore is editor and editor at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.