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Posted: April 16, 2017

Inside Mar-a-Lago as Trump spends Easter in Palm Beach


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Inside Mar-a-Lago as Trump spends Easter in Palm Beach
22709 FH PB estates aerials photo by Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post 0061617A CUTLINE FOR 2/11/17: A 2009 photo tshows The Mar-a-Lago Club and the portion of South Ocean Boulevard that separates its front lawn from the beach. The nearby Estate Section neighborhood, part of which is seen at the right, is closed to through-traffic and non-residents. ORIGINAL CUTLIN 022709 FH PB estates aerials photo by Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post 0061617A - PALM BEACH - Florida Home and Jan Tuckwood history book aerials of Palm Beach estates and misc. Mar-a-Lago: Post cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post was Mrs. Edward F. Hutton when she commissioned Marion Sims Wyeth to build her a 58-bedroom Spanish-Moorish-Portuguese-Venetian palace on 17 acres of jungle between the ocean and the Intracoastal. By the time it was finished in 1927, Joseph Urban, a Viennese architect and theater designer, had provided much of the ornamentation. Six hundred workers labored for more than three years to build Mar-a-Lago, using boatloads of Italian stone and approximately 36,000 antique Spanish and Portugugese tiles, as well as old marble floors and roof tiles from Cuba. The living room’s immense gold-leafed ceiling is a copy of the famous “Thousand-Wing Ceiling” in the Accademia in Venice - only with secular rather than ecclesiastical motifs. The estate’s 75-foot tower is a South Florida landmark - and a navigational aid to boaters. When she died in 1973, Post gave Mar a Lago (“ocean to lake” in Spanish) to the U.S. government for a presidential retreat, but the government balked at its million-dollar-a-year maintenance cost and its site under the Palm Beach International Airport’s flight path. In 1985, Donald Trump paid $10 million for the estate, which contained 33 bathrooms, three bomb shelters and a nine-hole golf course. Ten years later, he converted it to a private club with a spa, tennis and croquet courts, a new ballroom and beach club. Current initiation fees

By Kristina Webb, Palm Beach Post

PALM BEACH, Fla. —

Though President Donald Trump for the most part has stayed out of public view since arriving Thursday evening in Palm Beach, photos and videos shared on social media from his Mar-a-Lago Club provide a look at how the president is spending his weekend.

Trump, who is expected to leave Palm Beach on Sunday afternoon, went to his Trump International Golf Club in suburban West Palm Beach on Friday and Saturday, spending several hours there each time. The White House has not confirmed if the president was golfing. 

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The president is joined this weekend by first lady Melania Trump, who visited a local home for victims of domestic abuse on Friday

Also spending the weekend at Mar-a-Lago: all of President Trump’s children except Ivanka Trump and her family, who are in Canada for Passover. Trump’s children, Mar-a-Lago Club members and guests posted images as they celebrated the holiday.

Donald Trump Jr. shared this photo on Instagram of his daughter, Kai, with her grandfather Thursday evening.

More photos posted at Mar-a-Lago this weekend:

Chloe beating up her daddy this morning. #familytime #family #weekend #daddysgirl

A post shared by Donald Trump Jr. (@donaldjtrumpjr) on

A post shared by Lara Trump (@laraleatrump) on

#MAGA in baby blue 🇺🇸

A post shared by Lara Trump (@laraleatrump) on

Happy (early) Easter! (: @lapetiterobemi)

A post shared by Lara Trump (@laraleatrump) on

Making bunnycakes.. Happy Easter.

A post shared by Leah Maria Klein (@leahmariak) on

Sunny spring break days! Thanks Matt and Mary!

A post shared by Kathy Fetter (@kfetter3) on

Good times at the White House Good Friday Dinner 👍🏻🇺🇸

A post shared by COREY SCHOTTENSTEIN (@corey_schottenstein) on

#grandchildrenarethebest Easter egg hunt and Bunny cake decorating fun! #flaglermuseumeasteregghunt

A post shared by Gay Henriksen (@gayhenriksen) on

Saturday

A post shared by Sydney Sadick (@sydneysadick) on

Louie making new friends. 🇺🇸 #potus #potus45 @realdonaldtrump #louielaurence

A post shared by Blair Brandt (@blairbrandt) on

It´s time for Easter Bunny cake! #funtime #familytime #loveeastertime

A post shared by Nelly Hrbaty (@nellyhrbaty) on

>> Visit MyPalmBeachPost.com for more coverage of Trump's weekend in Palm Beach.


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