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County considers special tax for Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits

County considers special tax for Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits

Many others have revived the frequent tweets Trump shot off against Barack Obama for going golfing, including some with direct parallels to Trump's own presidency.

Xi's visit to Mar-a-Lago was largely overshadowed by Trump's decision to launch a missile strike on Syria.

Trump said, "when I saw that, I said we have to do something".

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw told the Sentinel that the county expected Trump's recent visit with Chinese President Xi Jinping last weekend to top $250,000.

His comments, aired Wednesday on Fox Business News, come less than a week after Trump ordered a retaliatory strike on Syria based on US evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad attacked civilians with chemical weapons.

Democrats have taken a special interest in the Mar-a-Lago logs, since the swanky venue has long attracted wealthy business people, celebrities and even foreign leaders. Trump's critics claim that the public has a right to know who is visiting the "Winter White House", especially if so much taxpayer money is funding the president's trips there.

Fitton issued similar calls for cost awareness and transparency during the Obama years, noting now "a little bit of anti-Trump animus" in the media's criticism of Trump's presidential travel.

"It's the president's home", Fitton told NBC News.

The GAO inquiry into the how classified information is handled at the club is complicated by the fact that at times the club can host the president, members, and guests of members if their names are submitted ahead of time.

However, the high cost of Trump's visits has led County Commissioner Dave Kerner to propose a tax on the resort to cover the costs.

The cost of Trump's summit with President Xi hit hard on a local level, with the Palm Beach County community footing the bill, an estimated $1.5 million for Thursday and Friday's U.S.

"While he may treat it like it's the Southern White House, it's not", Kerner said, worrying about skyrocketing costs that the county hadn't budgeted for.

President Donald Trump was spotted at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Sunday, marking his 16th visit to his golfing properties during his 11 weeks in office. At this rate, - the comparatively measly sum of $97 million.

Trump also warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin, in backing Assad, is supporting someone who is "truly an evil person".


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