Twenty-one charities have cancelled fundraising events at President Donald Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, most of them in protest of Trump’s equivocal response to the deadly August white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.
But Mar-a-Lago will hardly be a ghost town in the upcoming season, says ace Palm Beach Post reporter Alexandra Clough. Private events and other charities have filled the vacuum.
“All I can tell you is we are really doing fine. It will be a good season,” said Bernd Lembcke, Mar-a-Lago’s general manager.
Trump spent about three weeks at Mar-a-Lago between his 2016 election victory and his inauguration, then made seven trips there between February and April as president. He often dropped in on events at the club. The White House hasn’t said when Trump plans to return, but he’s expected to resume regular visits during the 2017-18 social season.