Sinkhole Opens Up in Front of Trump's Mar-a-Lago

And the internet is amused
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2017 1:23 PM CDT
A file photo of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

(Newser) – It's an otherwise ho-hum traffic alert from the town of Palm Beach, Fla., warning drivers that a new 4-by-4-foot sinkhole on Southern Boulevard might cause some headaches. Except that the sinkhole just happens to be in front of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, aka the "Winter White House," per Time. Sinkholes aren't exactly rare occurrences in Florida, and the best guess is that the culprit in this case is a newly installed water main. Still, the Trump connection was proving too tough to resist for many of his critics on Twitter.

"The swamp is draining?" asked one tweet rounded up by the Washington Post. "Sinkhole, or portal?" asked another. Others saw a connection between a different Trump topic popular on Twitter, the eerie-looking photo of him touching a glowing globe: "What in the name of all that is good is this man summoning?!" asked one tweet when the sinkhole emerged. (Read more Mar-a-Lago stories.)

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