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Trump Crashes Wedding: 'Do You Miss Me Yet?'

Former president took the mic at Mar-a-Lago reception, railed against Biden, China, Iran

(Newser) - Think Wedding Crashers, except instead of being entertained by the antics of Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, a 74-year-old regales the audience with complaints about China, Iran, and the guy who took his old job. That was the basic scenario at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday when Donald Trump showed up, decked...

Trump's Mar-a-Lago Hit With COVID Outbreak

Resort partially shut down after staffers test positive

(Newser) - In South Florida, a coronavirus closing is making headlines due to its most famous occupant. Sources tell WPBF that Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach has been partially shut down due to a COVID outbreak among its workers. In an email, the club's management says service in...

Amid Mounting Troubles, A Reprieve for Trump

Palm Beach council takes no action on the former president living at Mar-a-Lago

(Newser) - Amid a second impeachment , potential criminal cases in two states , and a permanent Twitter ban , a reprieve of sorts for Donald Trump: The Palm Beach Town Council on Tuesday took no action on a bid by some neighbors concerned about property values to have the former president barred from living...

Palm Beach Debates Trump's Stay at Mar-a-Lago

Lawyer had told the town members of the private club wouldn't be allowed to live there

(Newser) - As the impeachment trial of former President Trump begins in Washington, a matter more important to his immediate future is being discussed some 990 miles to the south by the Palm Beach Town Council: whether he can continue living at Mar-a-Lago. Council members will hear their attorney's opinion on...

Town Lawyer Makes Call on Trump Mar-a-Lago Residency

He says former president isn't banned from living at his Florida estate

(Newser) - Some neighbors in Palm Beach argue that former President Trump isn't allowed to live at his Mar-a-Lago estate—but after a legal review by the town's attorney, Trump probably won't have to find a new home for the second time in two months. In a memo to...

Trump's Inauguration Day Plans Firming Up

2 reports say he will fly to Mar-a-Lago hours before Joe Biden is sworn in

(Newser) - President Trump has said he won't attend Joe Biden's inauguration, though he hasn't revealed where he will be instead. Now multiple reports say Trump plans to fly to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida before Biden is sworn in. Bloomberg says the president will fly out sometime in...

Trumps Issue Christmas Message
Trumps Issue
Christmas Message

Trumps Issue Christmas Message

COVID vaccine is 'truly a Christmas miracle'

(Newser) - After what the AP calls "tossing a grenade" on a bipartisan COVID relief bill in a "final raised middle finger to Republicans," the outgoing president of the United States is safely ensconced in his Mar-a-Lago resort for the Christmas holiday. Trump spent Christmas Eve golfing at his...

Trump Leaves for Mar-a-Lago
Trump Leaves for Mar-a-Lago

Trump Leaves for Mar-a-Lago

He's left the stimulus bill in limbo

(Newser) - President Trump has left the White House, leaving confusion in Washington behind him. The president and first lady Melania Trump departed for Mar-a-Lago Wednesday afternoon and they are expected to remain at the Florida resort until the new year, Fox reports. A Federal Aviation Administration alert restricts airspace over Mar-a-Lago...

Florida Neighbors to Trump: You Can't Live at Mar-a-Lago

They say he's welcome in Palm Beach but can't live at private club

(Newser) - "Where will Donald Trump go after he leaves office?" That's the question posed by Town & Country last week, and if neighbors of his private club in Palm Beach, Fla., have anything to do with it, it won't be to there. As speculation grows about a move...

Report: Secret Service Members Are Asked to Transfer to Florida

Signs point to Trump, Melania heading to Mar-a-Lago for good after the inauguration, sources say

(Newser) - As of Tuesday, President Trump still hadn't shown signs he's ready to concede to President-elect Biden, but there are signs he's preparing for a post-presidency life. Sources tell ABC News that the Secret Service's Miami field office has been involved in the planning of renovations to...

NYT : Trump Hated 'the Swamp'— and Built His Own
NYT: How
Trump Made 
Millions by
Being Our
President
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NYT: How Trump Made Millions by Being Our President

The New York Times takes another deep dive into Trump's finances

(Newser) - Donald Trump promised to "drain the swamp" when he ran in 2016—but Mar-a-Lago and other Trump properties have become their own swamp of lobbyists, business moguls, religious groups, and foreign politicians seeking his favor as they spend millions of dollars that he turns into profits, the New York ...

Mar-a-Lago Starts to Reopen, but Bring Your Own Towel

Main building will stay closed, but pool will be available this weekend

(Newser) - President Trump's Mar-a-Lago club will partially reopen to members this weekend as South Florida slowly reopens from the coronavirus lockdown. An email sent Thursday to members says the Palm Beach resort's Beach Club restaurant, its pool and its whirlpool will reopen Saturday after being closed two months, but...

Even at Mar-a-Lago, Jobs Aren't Safe
Mar-a-Lago Grapples
With Job Losses

Mar-a-Lago Grapples With Job Losses

A total of 713 workers have been furloughed at 2 Trump properties in Florida

(Newser) - Even Mar-a-Lago is letting employees go. As the coronavirus cripples Florida's hospital industry, the Palm Beach Post reports that two Trump Organization properties are furloughing "non-essential" staff. A total of 713 are being furloughed in all, with 153 at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach and the rest at Trump...

3rd Mar-a-Lago Guest Tests Positive for Coronavirus

But Trump's doctor says president doesn't need quarantine, testing (at least not yet)

(Newser) - First there were two ; now there are three. The Brazilian Embassy says that a third person who was at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate last weekend in Florida has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, per the Washington Post . Acting Brazil Ambassador Nestor Forster, who was said to have been...

Another Mar-a-Lago Guest Tests Positive

Trump now says he 'most likely' will be tested for coronavirus

(Newser) - A second person has tested positive for the new coronavirus after attending an event last weekend at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. That means the president was close to two people found to have the virus over two days, the Washington Post reports. The other person is the...

Graham to Self-Quarantine After Exposure at Mar-a-Lago

Senator was at an event with Brazilian official who tested positive for coronavirus

(Newser) - Sen. Lindsey Graham has put himself in quarantine after being at Mar-a-Lago last weekend with a Brazilian official who's tested positive for coronavirus. Graham will work from home, his office said Thursday, while he awaits the results of his own test for the virus. President Trump was hosting Brazilian...

Verdict Is in for 2nd Chinese Woman Stopped at Mar-a-Lago

Jing Lu found guilty on one count, but not trespassing

(Newser) - A Florida jury acquitted a Chinese woman Wednesday of trespassing at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort after she testified she didn't understand a security guard who told her to leave, the AP reports. However, jurors did find Jing Lu, 56, guilty of resisting a police officer without violence during...

'Erratic' Mar-a-Lago Driver Won't Go to Court: Officials

Hannah Roemhild, 30, is also an opera singer

(Newser) - The woman accused of driving through security near Mar-a-Lago on Friday is an opera singer who's refusing to appear in court, USA Today reports. Hannah Roemhild, 30, is slated to make an appearance Monday if deputies can get her there without endangering her or themselves, a judge said. The...

Car Chase, Gunfire Reported at Mar-a-Lago
2 Women Arrested After 
Breach Near Mar-a-Lago
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2 Women Arrested After Breach Near Mar-a-Lago

(Newser) - Gunfire broke out near Mar-a-Lago on Friday after an SUV broke through security in what TMZ calls "a wild car chase." Seems the vehicle breached two checkpoints on its way to the main entrance of President Trump's resort, and the Florida Highway Patrol pursued, along with a...

How Trump Made His 'Tremendously Bold' Choice

During talks at Mar-a-Lago, he apparently wanted blood right away

(Newser) - During his annual Christmas vacation, President Trump huddled at his Florida club with top national security advisers. Days earlier, a rocket attack by an Iranian-funded group struck a US-Iraqi base, killing an American contractor and wounding several others. Trump's advisers presented him with an array of options for responding,...

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