Trump Asks About Site of His Golf Club During Florence Briefing

While President Trump was briefed on the deadly, devastating aftermath of Hurricane Florence, he took a moment to ask an official about the condition of one particular lake—where he has a golf course nestled on the shore—according to a tweet from Los Angeles Times editor Jackie Calmes. After asking a Duke Energy representative about Lake Norman, and hearing that it was fine, Trump responded: “I love that area. I can’t tell you why, but I love that area.” He neglected to mention that Trump National Golf Club is on its shores. Hurricane Florence continues to terrorize the mid-Atlantic region, causing devastating floods and leading to at least 37 deaths.