Mar-A-Lago, 'A Gilded Petri Dish For A Global Disease'
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March 16, 2020

There's a deep irony at play here, that Trump's own property needs immediate disinfection because so many of his guests are contracting the coronavirus. Even RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has gotten sick after attending an event at Mar-A-Lago.

Source: Politico

Mar-a-Lago, the crown jewel of President Donald Trump’s real estate empire, has been his refuge and sanctuary throughout his time in office.

Unlike in Washington, where the president is mostly cloistered inside the White House and interacts with a constant stream of aides and lawmakers, he gets to rub elbows and hobnob with his friends and other glitterati at his Palm Beach estate — showing off a real estate beauty to other elites.

Now it could take a place in history as an international transfer point for a deadly virus spreading across the globe.

At least three people who visited Mar-a-Lago in the past 10 days have tested positive for the deadly virus, and were spotted in photographs with the president and other club members. A top Brazilian official, Ambassador to the U.S. Nestor Forster, who was seated with the president at a Saturday night dinner at the club, tested positive for COVID-19. So did Fabio Wajngarten, the press secretary to President Jair Bolsonaro who was spotted standing next to Trump in an Instagram post. An email to Trump supporters who attended a fundraiser at the club last Sunday suggests there was now also a mysterious third person who was at the club last weekend with the virus.

The chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, Ronna McDaniel, came down with flu-like symptoms on Friday and her doctor determined a test for coronavirus was necessary, a spokesman said.

Now CNN reports that Mar-A-Lago is undergoing a complete cleaning before it will open again.

President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort is undergoing a deep clean after multiple cases of coronavirus were confirmed at the club, a member confirmed to CNN.

Members were notified via email that the Palm Beach, Florida, club, including its grand ballroom, will be closed Monday for a cleaning, with the exception of the beach club, which is separate to the main area and will remain open.

Members were told that dinner will be served as usual Tuesday through Saturday.

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