Tag Archives: Mar-a-Lago

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Mar-A-Lago Seeks Visas for 40 Immigrants to Work as Waiters

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President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club “has applied for permission to hire 40 foreign workers to serve as waiters during the winter social season in Palm Beach, Fla.,” the Washington Post reports. “The application filed with the Labor Department signals that — despite Trump’s insistence that immigration is holding down wages and crowding out native-born American workers — his club believes it cannot find any Americans willing and able to hold the waiter jobs.”

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New Year’s at Mar-a-Lago to Cost More this Year

$750

Politico: “Ticket prices for the annual Dec. 31 bash at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in South Florida are going up to $600 for dues-paying members and $750 for their guests, according to members of the private Palm Beach club. Last year’s tickets went for $525 for members and $575 for guests.”

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Mar-A-Lago Has Lost $1 Million Since Trump’s Charlottesville Debacle

$1 million

In all, 14 have canceled and only two events remain: The Palm Beach Police Foundation’s annual Policeman Ball and the Palm Beach County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner, according to reports. The departures could cost the Trump Organization $1.1 million in total, the Washington Post estimated, with rental fees ranging from $24,000 to $276,000. Recent financial reports showed that the property generated around $37 million in revenue from January 2016 to April 2017, reports TVN.

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Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Trips Cost More than Transgender Troops Medical Care

0.14%

In announcing his ban on transgender people in the military, President Trump said that taxpayers “cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Except that USA Today points out that trans troops don’t really cost that much: “A report for the Pentagon last year found that transition-related care would cost between about $2.4 and $8.4 million per year — less than 0.14% of the military’s medical budget. That’s roughly the cost of four of Trump’s trips to Mar-A-Lago.”

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Mar-A-Lago Wants to Hire 70 Foreign Workers

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“President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida has asked permission to hire 70 foreign workers this fall, attesting — in the middle of the White House’s ‘Made in America Week’ — that it cannot find qualified Americans to serve as cooks, waiters and housekeepers,” the Washington Post reports. “Those requests were made to the Department of Labor in recent days and posted online Thursday.”

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Secret Service Has Spent $35k on Golf Cart Rentals

$35,185

A purchase order reviewed by CBS News shows the US Secret Service has already spent $35,185 on golf cart rentals for presidential visits to his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach so far this year. In addition, President Trump’s trips on Air Force One to Mar-a-Lago have cost taxpayers an estimated $700,000 for each round trip.

Poetic Justice

Escape-a-Lago

Following the healthcare debacle, Trumpism’s looking bleak,
Between Comey and Ryan, it’s been a helluva week.
So it’s off to Mar-a-Lago
To give his golf game a go,
For the twelfth time in just nine weeks.

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Trump’s Weekend at Mar-a-Lago Will Cost Us $3 Million

$3 million

President Trump’s trip to his luxury resort in Mar-a-Lago this weekend could saddle taxpayers with a bill upwards of $3 million and is already drawing the type of scrutiny Trump and other Republicans regularly heaped upon former President Barack Obama,” Politico reports.