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

(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.

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"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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