Donald Trump and Palm Beach: A complicated relationship

Donald Trump sits at a 2004 Palm Beach Town Council meeting, where the officials voted on his proposals for the Mar-a-Lago Club. (Palm Beach Daily News file photo)

Donald Trump sits at a 2004 Palm Beach Town Council meeting, where the officials voted on his proposals for the Mar-a-Lago Club. (Palm Beach Daily News file photo)

Donald Trump burst onto the scene with all the bluster for which he’s so well-known.

He took on the establishment, fighting to restore a prized institution to what he thought it could be.

And, eventually, he won.

No, this isn’t the story of Trump’s race for the White House. But the tale of how Trump took on detractors on the island of Palm Beach could be a model for his path to a possible Republican presidential nomination.

Read more about Trump’s history with Palm Beach, from his purchase of the famed Mar-a-Lago estate to legal battles over flight paths above his home.

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