In December 2018, a 19-year member, who asked not to be named, decided to leave because he said the club had become too political. The director of membership operations at the time, Karen Landa, walked him through the process of how to get his deposit back, he said. She has since said the wait for a refund is around 12 years.
"It sounded so bleak," he said. "I didn't have the energy. It seemed like it was meant to wear me down."
At the rate the list is moving now, golf members who left after the 2016 election will be waiting around 85 years to get their money back from Trump.
(Miami Herald reporter Sarah Blaskey contributed to this report.)
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