In 2015 Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico filed for bankruptcy. Shortly after the announcement was made public, Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization, Eric Trump, made a statement “We merely licensed our name for a fee and have nothing to do with the ownership, development, or entity.” Eric Trump also stated that the club had been in default on it’s obligation to Trump for months due to the company’s financial constraints and a difficult business environment in Puerto Rico. The resort filed for bankruptcy protection as Coco Beach. Coco Beach listed assets as $9.32 million and liabilities as $78.07 million according to the filing with the bankruptcy court in Puerto Rico. Even though the Trump Organization immediately distanced itself from Coco Beach and the bankruptcy, the announcement of this news had to be another blow to the Trump brand at this time, which had filed for bankruptcy protection for Trump Entertainment Resorts in Atlantic City just a year before this.
Fast forward to present day. As earthquakes, hurricanes, and a very real North Korean threat plague the Country, the president took to Twitter to take issue with the NFL all weekend. Residents of Puerto Rico called for help as they have had many deaths, lost homes and property, and have seen most of Puerto Rico go without power since the powerful storms hit. The president did not send out one tweet about Puerto Rico or it’s citizens during his weekend fight with the NFL, its owners, its players, and NBA basketball player Steph Curry. On Monday night, the self proclaimed “Social Media expert” finally got around to sending out a few Tweets about the tragedy currently taking place in Puerto Rico.