The photo was taken in 2011 as part of a photoshoot at the resort featuring Donald Trump, his wife Melania, and their son Barron.
The opulence, and insinuation that officials in Puerto Rico are unjustly asking for assistance from the federal government, have led many to draw comparisons to the 18th century Queen consort of France Marie Antoinette.
Among the apocrypha of the French Revolution is the anecdote that when greeted by a bread riot, Queen Marie responded 'Let them eat cake'.
Although it is unknown if she ever said this, the unfavourable comparison to Queen Marie has been made whenever a national leader appears out of touch with the suffering of the population.
Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley was among those comparing the President to Queen Marie.
Trump plays Marie Antoinette: Sits at his golf club while Puerto Rico suffers... then attacks San Juan Mayor for "poor leadership."
— Senator Jeff Merkley (@Senator Jeff Merkley)
@EdKrassen It's his Marie Antoinette moment. https://t.co/YK9Bb38LzX