According to his response, several weeks of renovations were carried out to make the approximately 3,000 square feet space feel larger and updated in preparation for Trump’s life after the White House, but it did not attract Trump’s attention. Aesthetics. The source said Trump is also dissatisfied with other decorations on the property, not just in the living space.
The source said: “He is not satisfied with this.” He pointed out that there were several loud, one-sided conversations with the club management, which followed almost immediately.
The White House did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.
Melania Trump and her interior decorator Tham Kannalikham chose many decoration details, but it is not the staff of Mar-a-Lago, Trump knows this very well.
This is not the first time the president’s personal preferences conflict with his wife’s preferences. According to another source familiar with the reaction after the president’s visit, when Trump saw another project of the first lady during the Thanksgiving holiday, Trump also did not make some decorative updates to the Trump camp. Not excited.
Mar-a-Lago sources pointed out that Trump is very dissatisfied with this week’s renovation, and he asked for the removal of decorative parts, including white marble and large amounts of dark wood. They quickly.
According to sources at the club, if the opening ceremony of the last stay in Florida for the presidency is difficult, then the following days will be the same. Trump appears “moody” and spends more time behind closed doors than usual. As always, his contacts and conversations with club members and senior White House staff have not been as much as before. In the past few years, many people have joined him.
Compared with previous years, another source from Mar-a-Lago this Christmas said: “The atmosphere is no longer there.”
Trump is vacillating about when or even whether to sign the large-scale Covid-19 relief plan and the federal appropriations bill, speculating whether his life is good or bad or indifferent. According to a source familiar with the president’s timetable, Trump was initially scheduled to sign the bill on Christmas Eve, but the choice was not at the last minute. On Sunday, on the way to the nearby Trump International Golf Club for dinner, Trump finally signed.
Although he has largely publicly ignored the Covid-19 tragedy in the country, he has not commented in recent weeks, and since thousands of Americans are infected every day, he seems to have taken a backtracking approach. But Trump still cannot avoid the impact of the coronavirus in his beloved Mar-a-Lago shelter.
The week between Christmas and New Year is usually the highlight of winter, and in Mar-a-Lago, some long-term members avoid the club.
A member who chose not to travel to Florida this year said: “The risk is too great to be worth it.”
However, there are still some crowded areas and large numbers of people, added another member who is in contact with people currently in Mar-a-Lago.
The source said: “People go to dinner as usual.” He added that it seems that “this epidemic is rarely considered.”
The source said that the beach club area by the pool was so crowded during the day that guests were vying for available chairs.
On Monday, the Florida Department of Health released new data on the positive rate. The unemployment rate in Palm Beach County was 10.38%, the highest level since November 30, and the rate of increase since December 15 was 8.42%. The state considers higher than 5% dangerous.
A frequent winter visitor in Palm Beach said that they had heard about the lack of parties, events and fundraising activities in the affluent enclaves. The dinner ceremony hopped around the table and exchanged kisses. Hello almost disappeared. The regulations for wearing masks for businesses, institutions, public places, and restaurants in Palm Beach County have been postponed in Palm Beach County until January 20, including Mar-a-Lago, although regulatory compliance is a success or failure at best.
Mar-a-Lago’s “scene” is mainly composed of the court held during Trump’s residence. Club members and their guests like to marvel at the President of the United States at banquets held in the cafeteria or banquet hall. According to those present at the event, Trump unexpectedly showed up at the wedding in Mar-a-Lago on Monday night to greet and congratulate the bride and groom.
New year’s eve party
The legendary Mar-a-Lago New Year’s Eve party. Trump and his family attend every year. Guests pay thousands of dollars for each ticket. The party is scheduled to be held on Thursday night. Members of Mar-a-Lago said, who listened By the buzz, at least 500 reservations have been confirmed. It is not clear whether attendees will comply with the coronavirus mitigation guidelines. At the grand gala at Turning Point USA held earlier this month, conservative student groups, the participants of the gathering defied masks and social distancing requirements, photos of the event showed hundreds of people in the Mar-a-Lago Ballroom.
During this trip to Florida, the president was demoted to a handful of familiar faces to entertain and occupy his time. No foreign leader can receive him, as he often did during his presidency, and the senior West Wing personnel who usually took part in this trip were not here.
A witness said that on Sunday, Trump did not have dinner with the first lady, but with his sons Donald Trump (Donald Trump Jr.) and Eric Trump (Eric Trump) and Tron. Pu’s girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle (Kimberly Guilfoyle) had dinner at the table. Roger Stone is a long-time confidant of his. The president pardoned him less than a week ago, when he encountered a wall hitter on the table. Stone entered the club wearing a “Trump 2020” mask.
Trump’s most frequent activity-and recuperation-is that he plays golf in the morning and relaxes on vacation. Therefore, because of warnings about the spread of the coronavirus, thousands of Americans have given up this year.
On Tuesday, on the way to the golf course, the President had time to tweet about procedural chaos in Washington, DC, where politicians scrambled to provide 11 hours of financial support to Americans facing economic despair.
Trump wrote on Twitter: “The Republican leadership only hopes for the path of least resistance.” “Our leader (of course not me!) is pathetic.”