Issues regarding Mar-a-Lago Party of Trump
A large number of fundraising organizations have pulled the plug on Mar-a-Lago events due to the Palm Beach County Republican Party is standing firm behind the president. Palm Beach County GOP Chairman Michael Barnett said that entire phone calls he received from party members forced him not to move the party’s annual Lincoln Day dinner planned for March at President Donald Trump’s oceanfront estate. At least 700 people are expected to participate in the party fundraiser, which has been held at Mar-a-Lago since 2013. At least 15 have canceled amid the furor over Trump’s remarks blaming both white supremacists and counter-protesters for violence that killed one person in Charlottesville, Va. It left just a few big-ticket fundraisers on the schedule at Mar-a-Lago.
Organizers of the Palm Beach Police Foundation ball and the Team Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Vets holiday gala indicated they will not cancel their events. The mounting cancellations will hit Trump’s pocketbook. Tax records have indicated that the rental costs at Mar-a-Lago can run as much as 275 thousand U.S dollars. Fundraising giants, such as the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, the Salvation Army, Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Cleveland Clinic had announced last week that they will move their galas. The latest organization to change venues is the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, which reformed its plans on Monday to move its annual wine auction from Mar-a-Lago to its building in West Palm Beach.