Donald Trump's Caribbean Home May Have Been Badly Damaged By Hurricane Irma

Posted September 10, 2017

"Irma locked and loaded towards several Trump properties", the tweet read, linking to an NBC news story.

Trump has dubbed Mar-a-Lago the "Winter White House", and has spent many a holiday there.

As Hurricane Irma makes its way toward Florida, requisite preparations are underway at Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach private club and so-called "Winter White House" owned by United States president Donald Trump.

More news: Top Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik arrested by NIA in Srinagar

The Trump organisation has confirmed that precautions are being taken to help protect Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago golf resort as well as his other properties in Florida. Please relocate west of US-1 until this storm passes if you do not plan to depart the county/state.

Hurricane Irma barreled through the Caribbean as a Category 5 storm this week, wreaking havoc and destruction on islands throughout the region.

Trump has repeatedly returned to his Mar-a-Lago property since becoming president, both to relax and to conduct state business. "I was there for all of [the hurricanes]". Since being built, Mar-A-Lago has seen it's fair share of huge storms.

More news: Prince William, Kate expecting third child, Kensington Palace says

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he will ask the Republican-controlled Congress to further speed up its efforts to overhaul the U.S. tax code, citing the potential impact of Hurricane Irma as a reason to hasten reforms.

As of Thursday, Irma has been charged with a total of dozen deaths, including four on St. Martin, three in Puerto Rico and one in the British territory of Anguilla.

"We continue to send thoughts and prayers to victims of Hurricane Harvey and are praying for those that are in the path of Hurricane Irma", the statement concluded.

More news: North Korea fires missile over Japan in longest-ever test

On St. Martin, where the aforementioned Trump property resides, even the strongest structures were made vulnerable by Irma's powerful winds.