State Department Website Features Trump's For-Profit Club, Mar-A-Lago

Donald Trump has visited a Trump-branded property an average of once every 2.8 days since becoming US president

Donald Trump has visited a Trump-branded property an average of once every 2.8 days since becoming US president

Both websites are hosting an article titled, "Mar-a-Lago: The winter White House", dated April 4.

Government Accountability Office officials agreed last month to examine the costs, security issues involved with conducting official business there and the fact that members at Mar-a-Lago would seemingly have special access to the President.

The State Department's "Share America" website, which shares "compelling stories and images that spark discussion and debate", published a blog post about the compound ahead of Trump's April 6 meeting there with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The State Department didn't respond to a request for comment Monday. "By visiting this 'winter White House, ' Trump is belatedly fulfilling the dream of Mar-a-Lago's original owner and designer", the post says.

In response to the State Department's posting, Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from OR, asked in a tweet Monday, "Why are taxpayer $$ promoting the President's private country club?" Ron Wyden (D-OR) wrote on Twitter, as he said he would like to know more about why Mar-a-Lago is getting publicity from the U.S. Government on Facebook, the website of the U.S. Embassy in London, and more.

And now we can add one more to the list: The State Department is officially promoting Trump's Mar-a-Lago club on its sites.

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American Oversight, a watchdog group that includes some lawyers who worked at agencies in the Obama administration, said Monday it will file a complaint with the State Department's inspector general and the Office of Government Ethics.

The ShareAmerica.gov posting describes the ornate décor of the 114-room mansion, which was built in 1927 by cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post. The Trump Organization doubled the price of memberships at Mar-a-Lago to $200,000 a year in January.

"Calling it the "winter White House" appears to suggest that Mar-a-Lago has an official governmental role, which would appear to provide a governmental endorsement".

Post willed the estate to the USA government in 1973, hoping it would be used as a presidential retreat, according to the same blog post. Trump bought the property in 1985. "Why are taxpayer $$ promoting the President's private country club", Oregon Sen.

Members of Congress also attacked the Trump administration. He and the foreign leaders he hosted were never placed in compromising situations where they had to handle a foreign crisis in full view of diners, as Trump and Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe did in February.

A page on the website of the USA embassy in London described Mar-a-Lago as "the winter White House", even though it is a private club and its annual membership fees are $200,000.

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