The Real Deal Miami

Trump: PB airport runway a “disgrace”

August 16, 2011 11:52AM

Palm Beach International Airport’s plan to build a new runway for $1 billion is a “billion-dollar boondoggle,” Donald Trump said yesterday in the video on his YouTube channel above. “It’s a total joke,” he said. According to the real estate mogul, the plan would involve tearing down a series of brand new buildings, when all that would be required would be simply to extend the airport’s existing second runway. “They want to build a new runway in an airport that absolutely doesn’t need it.” This is not Trump’s first qualm with the airport — he filed a lawsuit last year against Palm Beach County concerning what he called the airport’s “public nuisance,” asking for several remedies, including a ban on flights near or over his Mar-a-Lago home.