Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The Trump Presidential Library & MAGA Political Center

 At some point, President Trump will have to decide on the site of his Presidential Library.  The Trump Organization actually owns the perfect site.  It is the Trump Hotel, Golf Course and Winery in Charlottesville, Virginia.  The 26,000 square feet Albermarle Georgian Mansion was built about 30 years ago by billionaire Charles Kluge for himself and his young wife Patricia.  After their divorce, over a period of time the estate and the winery surrounding it were sold to the Trump Organization.  The mansion has 45 rooms, a private chapel and beautiful English gardens in addition to 50,000 square feet of meeting space.   The estate sits on 1,300 acres of beautiful rolling hills in the wine country of Virginia.  

Nearby are the homes of some of our Founding Fathers; Thomas Jefferson's home at Monticello, James Monroe's home setting at the Highland and James Madison's home at Montpelier.  Jefferson and Madison are buried at their family estates.  Monroe was buried nearby his home at a local cemetery.  Most important, since Presidential libraries should also be places for research, the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, is in Charlottesville.  Given the history, the Trump's could also establish a family cemetery on the library property as is common at Presidential libraries.  

Aside from being a beautiful location in the conservative part of Virginia full of Trump supporters, Charlottesville is just a three hour drive from Washington DC so given other Presidential homes nearby and proximity to Virginia's Wine Country, it is a natural tourist attraction assuring the Trump Library of a steady stream of visitors.

Most important, the Trump Library should become a MAGA Political Center and academic think tank advancing Trump's policies and movement to Make America Great Again.  Trump should maintain an office and staff there as is common for Presidential libraries.  Thomas Jefferson is credited with writing the Declaration of Independence.   James Madison wrote the US Constitution.  So it is very appropriate that Trump would place his Presidential library on this holy ground.  Since they already own the land, the Trump Family can control what happens at the Trump Library; another side benefit. 

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