It’s a popular idea among conservatives, but Trump’s cruise ship is a bad idea.
A group of cruise ship owners in Florida and California filed a lawsuit this week against the president and the Trump family, claiming that the President’s Trump-branded vessel violates federal law.
The suit claims that the Trump Organization and the president violated the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.
The plaintiffs say that the ship will “violate federal, state, and local laws regarding pollution, and threaten to cause damage to historic properties, and damage to marine resources and ecosystems,” the Miami Herald reported.
The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, names the Trump company, Trump’s son Eric, and Eric Trump as defendants.
The Trump name is an abbreviation for “Trump Family,” the group said in the suit.
The cruise ship “is an illegal, destructive and disruptive enterprise,” the lawsuit said.
“It violates the United States Constitution, the laws of the United Kingdom, the United Nations, and international treaties that are the sole source of law for the United Nation.”
The cruise ships will violate the National Landscape Protection Act, the suit said.
The ship’s owner, the Trump Foundation, “fails to comply with all applicable federal, local, and state laws and regulations.”
The suit said that the cruise ship will also “destroy and disturb the environment.”
“The Trump Foundation and its directors and officers have violated the law, and the Constitution and laws of this nation,” the suit reads.
“The failure of the Trump foundation and its members to enforce the laws and the laws against the Trump Family is a criminal offense and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”
Trump’s administration has not yet commented on the lawsuit.
The New York Times reported that the suit has already garnered attention, including on social media.
“I’m sure I’m going to get a lot of flack,” said one Twitter user.
The Miami Herald did not immediately respond to a request for comment.