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A US$200,000 chance to whisper into the US president's ear

Trump's members-only club in Palm Beach has become the part-time capital of the American government

Published Sun, Feb 19, 2017 · 09:50 PM
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Palm Beach, Florida

ON any given weekend, you might catch President Donald Trump's son-in-law and top Mideast dealmaker, Jared Kushner, by the beachside ice cream machine, or his reclusive chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, on the dining patio. If you are lucky, the president himself could stop by your table for a quick chat. But you will have to pay US$200,000 for the privilege - and the few available spots are going fast.

Virtually overnight, Mar-a-Lago, Mr Trump's members-only Palm Beach, Florida, club, has been transformed into the part-time capital of the US government, a winter White House where Mr Trump has entertained a foreign head of state, healthcare industry executives and other presidential guests.

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