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Trump will arrive as charities flee Mar-a-Lago

Posted at 12:52 PM, Nov 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-04 12:52:17-04

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago is reopening after being closed during the brutal heat and humidity of Florida's summer.

If last season is a guide, the president will soon visit his Winter White House during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's and then return many more weekends until May.
But he will find a major difference this season. Because of the outcry over remarks he made after a white nationalist rally in Virginia, Mar-a-Lago will host many fewer galas.
Trump blamed the violence that erupted in Charlottesville on both sides: on the white nationalists who were protesting the removal of a Confederate statue and on the counterprotesters who opposed them. A counterprotester was killed.
About 20 charities have cancelled or moved their events. A few newcomers are taking their place.

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