Mar-a-Lago

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Mar-a-Lago is a resort and national historic landmark in Palm Beach, Florida, built from 1924 to 1927 by cereal-company heiress and socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post.wikipedia
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Marjorie Merriweather Post

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Mar-a-Lago is a resort and national historic landmark in Palm Beach, Florida, built from 1924 to 1927 by cereal-company heiress and socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post. Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to the Post Cereals business, paid for the house to be built with her husband Edward F. Hutton.
She is also known for her mansion, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida, which after her death became a resort owned by President Donald Trump.

Palm Beach County, Florida

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It is located in Palm Beach County on the Palm Beach barrier island, with the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Florida's Intracoastal Waterway to the west. Trump has repeatedly filed lawsuits against Palm Beach County over aircraft going to and from Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) allegedly affecting Mar-a-Lago.
Its presence in what is today Palm Beach County is due to the shipwreck of the Spanish ship Providencia in 1878, near today's Mar-a-Lago.

Marion Sims Wyeth

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She hired Marion Sims Wyeth to design it, and Joseph Urban to create interior design and exterior decorations.
He designed mansions including Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, and Shangri La in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Donald Trump

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In 1985, Mar-a-Lago was purchased by Donald Trump.
In 1985, Trump acquired the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.

Palm Beach, Florida

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Mar-a-Lago is a resort and national historic landmark in Palm Beach, Florida, built from 1924 to 1927 by cereal-company heiress and socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post.

List of largest houses in the United States

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It is the second largest mansion in the state of Florida and the 22nd largest mansion in the United States.

Edward Francis Hutton

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Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to the Post Cereals business, paid for the house to be built with her husband Edward F. Hutton.
During their marriage (1920–1935) they built Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida; and also commissioned the largest privately-owned seagoing yacht of the era, the Hussar V, which is best known as the Sea Cloud.

Joseph Urban

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She hired Marion Sims Wyeth to design it, and Joseph Urban to create interior design and exterior decorations.
Extant buildings include the Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida; The New School building in New York City; and the base of the Hearst Tower in New York City.

Ivana Trump

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His wife at the time, Ivana Trump, was charged with running the property.
The $3 million wedding for 400 guests was hosted by ex-husband Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

Jack C. Massey

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Trump purchased the land between Mar-a-Lago and the ocean from Jack C. Massey, the former owner of KFC, for $2 million, stating he intended to build a home that would block Mar-a-Lago's beach view.
He was the owner of "403 feet of oceanfront property directly in front of Mar-a-Lago" in Palm Beach, Florida, which Donald Trump purchased for $2 million.

2018–19 United States federal government shutdown

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One month later, President Trump cancelled his planned Christmas vacation in Mar-a-Lago following the federal government shutdown.
The shutdown started December 22 and Trump announced that he would cancel his planned trip to Mar-a-Lago for Christmas and stay in Washington, D.C. The meaning of the term "wall" was expected to be an aspect of the negotiations.

Old Post Office (Washington, D.C.)

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In May 2019, it was reported revenue had dropped at Mar-a-Lago, while Trump's Washington, D.C., hotel, which opened months before the 2016 election, had a slight uptick in revenue from 2017.
Trump dismissed concerns that he lacked experience with historic buildings, pointing to his redevelopment of Grand Central Terminal in New York City and the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.

George Norcross

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Members include oil executive Bill Koch, financier Thomas Peterffy, New Jersey Democratic Party leader George Norcross, lobbyist Kenneth Duberstein, real estate developers Bruce E. Toll and Richard LeFrak, media executive Christopher Ruddy, talk show host Howie Carr, talk show host Michael Savage's wife, and NFL coach Bill Belichick.
He also belongs to Mar-a-Lago, the club owned by United States President Donald Trump.

Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility

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It has a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) for communications with the White House Situation Room and Pentagon.

Michael Savage

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Members include oil executive Bill Koch, financier Thomas Peterffy, New Jersey Democratic Party leader George Norcross, lobbyist Kenneth Duberstein, real estate developers Bruce E. Toll and Richard LeFrak, media executive Christopher Ruddy, talk show host Howie Carr, talk show host Michael Savage's wife, and NFL coach Bill Belichick.
He is a strong advocate of wildlife preservation, and has privately urged President Trump to support conservation in meetings at Mar-a-Lago.

Trump National Golf Club (Bedminster, New Jersey)

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With the seasonal closing of Mar-a-Lago by May 14 ahead of the Atlantic hurricane season, President Trump uses Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, as his preferred retreat location during the Summer months (calling it his "Summer White House").
In 2017 it became one of the three official presidential residencies, the other two being Trump Tower in New York and Mar-a-Lago in Florida.

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With the seasonal closing of Mar-a-Lago by May 14 ahead of the Atlantic hurricane season, President Trump uses Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, as his preferred retreat location during the Summer months (calling it his "Summer White House"). At the time of her death in 1973, Post bequeathed the property to the National Park Service, hoping it could be used for state visits or as a Winter White House, but because the costs of maintaining the property exceeded the funds provided by Post, and it was difficult to secure the facility (as it is located in the flight path of Palm Beach Airport), the property was returned to the Post Foundation by an Act of Congress in 1981.

Palm Beach County Park Airport

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By the third weekend in February 2017, nearby Palm Beach County Park Airport (Lantana Airport) had been shut down for three consecutive weekends, accumulating significant financial losses for multiple businesses.
After the inauguration of President Trump in January 2017 and his visits to nearby Mar-a-Lago, the airport indicated that due to the security restriction it had to shut down three weekends in February 2017.

2017 Shayrat missile strike

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At Mar-a-Lago the decision to strike a Syrian airfield was made.
Trump told Xi Jinping, China's paramount leader and his guest at Mar-a-Lago, that he had ordered the attack; the missiles were near their targets as the Chinese leader left the resort.

Palm Beach International Airport

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Trump has repeatedly filed lawsuits against Palm Beach County over aircraft going to and from Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) allegedly affecting Mar-a-Lago.
Following the 2016 election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, Air Force One again became a frequent visitor to PBI, typically parking on the south side of the airport near Southern Boulevard while Trump visited his nearby Mar-a-Lago estate.

Anthony Senecal

Anthony Senecal, Trump's former butler at the resort and later its "in-house historian," said some trees behind the resort had been flattened and some roof tiles were lost, but “That house has never been seriously damaged.
Anthony Senecal (born 1941) is the ex-butler of Donald Trump, and is currently employed as the "in house historian" and tour leader at Trump's private club and part-time residence, Mar-a-Lago.

Howie Carr

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Members include oil executive Bill Koch, financier Thomas Peterffy, New Jersey Democratic Party leader George Norcross, lobbyist Kenneth Duberstein, real estate developers Bruce E. Toll and Richard LeFrak, media executive Christopher Ruddy, talk show host Howie Carr, talk show host Michael Savage's wife, and NFL coach Bill Belichick.
In 2017, Carr and his wife Kathy joined as member of the Mar-a-Lago Club, a resort and hotel for dues-paying members.