Donald Trump
Former President Donald Trump, left, waves to guests during an election night party at Mar-a-Lago, Tuesday, November 8, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida.Phelan M. Ebenhack for The Washington Post via Getty Images
  • A Florida billionaire told the Financial Times that Trump does not have friends at Mar-a-Lago.

  • It's all transactional despite the atmosphere of adulation.

  • Reporters have noted that Trump loves to associate with rich and famous people.

According to the Financial Times, a billionaire who lives near Trump in Florida said that the former president is not surrounded by true friends.

The atmosphere of adulation there is transactional.

According to the paper, Greene joined Mar-a-Lago in 2010. It was unclear if he was still a member of the club.

When Donald Trump walks in the room at his Florida home, he gets a lot of applause from his friends and admirers.

Wealthy "Trumpettes" flock to Mar-a-Lago and lavish praise on the former president, according to the Financial Times. This is not real, according to Greene.

I don't think he has any friends, I was asked who Trump's close friends are.

He said that one person he knew who played golf with Trump "all the time" was never invited to the White House.

Eight years after attempting to run for the US Senate as a Democrat, the man known as "Greene" tried to run for governor of Florida.

According to the paper, the pair had a good relationship before the campaign.

His wealth was the main reason for that. He said he thought he was a billionaire because he would come over to his table. He enjoys billionaires.

Former President Donald Trump made a 2024 White House run official on November 15, 2022, in the grand ballroom at Mar-a-Lago.
Former President Donald Trump made a 2024 White House run official on November 15, 2022, in the grand ballroom at Mar-a-Lago.Kimberly Leonard/Insider

It's a characterization that came up in a recent New York Times book.

Trump thought his time as president was worth it because he made so many rich friends. When Trump said it, she found itjarring.

"They want to be around him because he's the ex-president, and that's why the legions of fans gravitate towards him," he said.

He likes people to tell him how good he is.

He said he felt more welcomed at Mar-a-Lago than at other clubs.

In an interview with the paper, Farage said that he considered Trump a good friend and that they would be friends for the rest of their lives.

A request for comment was not immediately responded to by a spokesman for Trump.

Business Insider has an article on it.