Florida Power and Light has one unhappy and very famous customer.
Donald Trump excoriated the for-profit utility on his popular Twitter feed Tuesday, writing: “In my opinion, one of the worst utility companies in the country is Florida Power and Light.”
Trump’s complaint? He explained in a subsequent tweet that he was displeased with the condition of the utility poles outside the Doral golf resort he bought for $150 million last year. The resort is in the midst of a significant upgrade, and Trump threatened to sue FPL if the poles outside don’t get better, too.
“Florida Power and Light has disgusting rotting utility poles outside Doral in Miami,’’ Trump wrote to the 2.3 million followers of @realDonaldTrump. “They should put in new ones or be sued.”
A response from FPL was not immediately available late Tuesday afternoon. The company’s Twitter feed, @insideFPL, had stayed out of the fray.