Arrest at Trump’s Florida Property Raises Security Concerns - Text + Audio - 5 April 2019
"A woman carrying technology to spread a computer virus was arrested last month at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property.
The arrest shows the unusual security situation at a place where paying guests can come and go."
PROTECTING THE PRESIDENT’S PLAYHOUSE - with a video - 3 April 2019
"Yujing Zhang’s arrest at Mar-a-Logo carrying four cellphones, a laptop computer, an external hard drive and a thumb drive containing computer malware has revived concerns about security at the presidential refuge. Mar-a-Logo combines social functions, world diplomacy and extraordinary access to the president. Hundreds of members frequent it and President Donald Trump’s other private clubs, which function as working resorts even when Trump himself visits, creating challenges that test the Secret Service."
Chocolate menus, celebrity impersonators and the conga: Donald Trump’s New Year's Eve party traditions revealed - 31 December 2017
"The US president is once again throwing a party at Mar-a-Lago, his Florida golf resort dubbed the ‘Winter White House’, to see out the year.
Ticket prices have been reportedly increased, with members paying up to $600 (£444) compared to $525 last year and guests charged $750 rather than $575."
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- Mar-a-Lago: The price of Trump's 'Winter White House' - 6 April 2017
"When President Trump flies in to Palm Beach County, Jorge Gonzalez stays firmly on the ground...
On Thursday he (Trump) will once again jet down to the so-called "Winter White House", this time to host the Chinese president Xi Jinping.
Roads will close, Secret Service agents will swarm, Navy gunboats will patrol, and Mr Gonzalez will kick his heels..."
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Inside the Winter White House:
Exclusive holiday snaps with Donald and Melania Trump are now the ultimate status symbol for wealthy Americans.
"Membership of the exclusive club - which reportedly has a hefty initiation fee of $200,000 - has the bonus of a sighting and perhaps even a selfie
with the First Family, as President Trump has been there two out of the three weekends he has been in office."
Trump’s Florida Estate Stirs Protests, Spurs Ethics Debate - 11 February 2017
It's "become a magnet for anti-Trump protesters and the subject of an ethics debate over his invitation to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to join him this weekend — with Trump pledging to pay for the accommodations...
Demonstrators plan to assemble Sunday near the estate to protest Trump's decision on the Dakota Access oil pipeline...
During Trump's other weekend in Florida, several thousand people marched near the property to protest his temporary ban on travel to the United States by refugees as well as citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries...
Trump's election is also putting charitable organizations, such as the American Red Cross, in an awkward position for choosing Mar-a-Lago for events booked months in advance. The Red Cross held its annual fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago, as it has done for many years, on Feb. 4, about a week after Trump enacted the travel ban. Trump and his wife, Melania, attended."
18 Things You Should Know About Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump's "Winter White House"
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- Inside Trump Hotel: the glittering hub of a billionaire's Washington - with pictures - 8 August 2017
"Champagne, chandeliers and a chance to spot Trump celebrities – the Trump International Hotel symbolizes the president’s new approach to politics...
The Trump International Hotel has 263-rooms, $100 cocktails, and a ‘Spa by Ivanka Trump’."