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Trump’s Mar-a-Lago facing busy season despite some charities pulling out

Nearly two dozen charities have moved events away from the venue.

Palm Beach Post:

By all accounts, the private club and winter home of now-President Donald J. Trump will not be a ghost town this coming season, despite the recent departure of 21 charities that formerly held fundraising events at Mar-a-Lago.

In fact, Mar-a-Lago's roster this season is packed with events, ranging from charities holding their first-ever fundraisers there, to private parties hosted by club members, including the 700-guest wedding extravaganza that took place Oct. 19-22.

"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.

Mar-a-Lago may be fine, but the clubby charitable world of Palm Beach is still smoldering from this summer's clash between philanthropy and politics.

Read the full story here.

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