Conservative group wants Trump to stop paying for ‘Swim Bathroom’
The Conservative Action Network is asking President-elect Donald Trump to cease paying for the “Swim Bait” pool at the president-elect’s private Mar-a-Lago club.
The group’s letter, sent Wednesday to Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump, said “the president-to-be should cancel all future payments for the pool at Mar-A-Lago, as the pool has become a source of controversy and embarrassment.”
The letter was written by the group’s executive director, David Frum, and was signed by former RNC Chair Steve Schmidt, former RNC National Committeeman Rob Stutzman and other former GOP officials.
“Mar-a‑Lago should not be used to pay for ‘swim pools,'” the letter said.
“The pool has been described as an inappropriate venue for private parties and events, and is a direct violation of the Hatch Act.”
It goes on to say that Trump should stop paying the “mar-a–Lago pool” for the first year and then stop paying again for the next two years.
The letter also calls on Trump to “immediately cease all use of the Mar-as-Lago pool and all payments to the pool operator.”
“We will continue to vigorously defend this right to use the pool and encourage the president to rescind the contracts he signed and the money he has spent to build this pool,” the letter reads.
Trump has declined to say whether he’ll be able to continue paying for a private pool at his private estate after his inauguration.