Goodman: Counties, and now some businesses, focusing on climate threat

In a state where the governor is famous for reportedly banishing the words “climate change” from state employees’ vocabularies, you might think that no one is preparing for a world where sea levels are rising. A rise that poses a vital threat to that very same low-lying coastal state. You’d be surprised. For the last nine years, government leaders from the four counties of...
Manafort’s restrictions transferred to Palm Beach Gardens home

Manafort’s restrictions transferred to Palm Beach Gardens home

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is one step closer to being released from house arrest in Virginia and waiting out his trial at his home in Palm Beach Gardens. In an order signed Friday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said she was satisfied that the $10 million in property Manafort agreed to forfeit would be available if he failed to appear in court. Before...
Trumps’ White House Christmas reception brings the merry and bright

Trumps’ White House Christmas reception brings the merry and bright

Are you dreaming of a White Christmas? Let me tell you that the White House appears to be doing exactly the same, if the holiday decorations I saw Thursday at a reception there were any indication. The overall scheme of the decorations, overseen by first lady Melania Trump, were in the white mood, although there was a dash of sparkling gold that dazzled in the State Room. White sparkling branches...
FAA: No aviators violated Trump flight restrictions last weekend

FAA: No aviators violated Trump flight restrictions last weekend

Aviators appear to be getting the message about flight restrictions during President Donald Trump’s stays at the Mar-a-Lago compound in Palm Beach. Just five aircraft violated the zones during the president’s nearly weeklong Thanksgiving visit, and none during his stay last weekend, the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed Friday. That was the first goose egg since Trump began...
New alert suggests Trump’s holiday visit to Palm Beach to start Dec. 22

New alert suggests Trump’s holiday visit to Palm Beach to start Dec. 22

All signs point to President Donald Trump returning to Palm Beach for Christmas — but it appears his stay might not begin until Dec. 22. After issuing an alert Thursday to pilots of “VIP Movement” in Palm Beach starting Dec. 20, the Federal Aviation Administration today sent a new alert for Dec. 22 through Jan. 1. No times have been provided yet. Although the White House is mum on...
This is what 12 Diet Cokes a day can do to your body, according to nutritionists

This is what 12 Diet Cokes a day can do to your body, according to nutritionists

Do you love Diet Coke? Love it enough to drink a dozen of them in a day?  According to a recently published New York Times article on a day in the life of the commander-in-chief , President Donald Trump reportedly downs a dozen cans of the soda a day.  >> Read more trending news  “Watching cable, he shares thoughts with anyone in the room, even the household staff he...
NEW: Will Trump spend holidays at Mar-a-Lago? Looks like it

NEW: Will Trump spend holidays at Mar-a-Lago? Looks like it

The Federal Aviation Administration this afternoon issued an alert to pilots of “VIP Movement” in Palm Beach between Dec. 20 and Jan. 2. Although the White House is mum on President Trump’s holiday plans, the FAA’s VIP alerts for Palm Beach County are a strong indicator of a presidential visit. It will be Trump’s tenth presidential visit to Palm Beach and second...
In #MeToo moment, ‘not me’ defense works uniquely for President Trump

In #MeToo moment, ‘not me’ defense works uniquely for President Trump

They have fallen, one after another, like great trees in the face of some powerful wind. Movie producer Harvey Weinstein. Actor Kevin Spacey. NBC broadcaster Matt Lauer. Talk show host Charlie Rose. Michigan congressman John Conyers. U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota. And on Tuesday, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama. Each of those powerful men – and a long and growing list...
Trump condo prices falling in Manhattan, report finds

Trump condo prices falling in Manhattan, report finds

In Manhattan, where Donald Trump built his empire, prices for condos in buildings bearing his gilded name are falling in the first year of his presidency. The average price per square foot for condos sold in Trump-branded buildings in the borough fell 7 percent in the 12 months through November compared to the year earlier, according to a report Wednesday by research firm CityRealty. Prices dropped...
Local GOP leaders: Democrats shouldn’t read much into Roy Moore’s loss

Local GOP leaders: Democrats shouldn’t read much into Roy Moore’s loss

Democrats locally and nationally should not be quick to discern a political sea change in Tuesday night’s Alabama U.S. Senate election, current and former leaders of Palm Beach County’s Republican Party said Wednesday. In the vote to replace U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, now the U.S. Attorney General, in what traditionally is a deep-red southern state, Democratic candidate Doug Jones narrowly...
Omarosa Manigault Newman ‘physically dragged’ from White House, reports say

Omarosa Manigault Newman ‘physically dragged’ from White House, reports say

Omarosa Manigaul Newman, the “Apprentice” star turned White House aide, was removed from the White House Tuesday night,“physically dragged and escorted off the campus,” according to several news reports. Manigault-Newman announced her resignation on Wednesday, effective next month.
USA Today editorial: Trump 'not fit' to clean Obama library toilets, shine George W. Bush's shoes

USA Today editorial: Trump 'not fit' to clean Obama library toilets, shine George W. Bush's shoes

USA Today's editorial board blasted President Donald Trump on Tuesday in a scathing response to his controversial tweet about Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. Trump's Tuesday morning tweet, which accused Gillibrand of "begging" him for campaign contributions and said she "would do anything for them," was widely criticized as being sexually suggestive. His...
Lindsey Vonn opens up about backlash after Trump-Olympics comments

Lindsey Vonn opens up about backlash after Trump-Olympics comments

After pledging to represent the United States but not President Trump at the 2018 Winter Olympics, skier Lindsey Vonn is opening up about some of the backlash she’s been receiving since. “I’ve received a tremendous amount of feedback, both positive and negative, about my recent CNN interview,” she explained in a long Instagram post. “The point that I was...
Lawmakers call for investigation into Trump sexual misconduct allegations

Lawmakers call for investigation into Trump sexual misconduct allegations

More than 100 Democratic lawmakers are calling on the House Oversight Committee to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct levied against President Donald Trump, a group of female U.S. representatives said at a news conference Tuesday. More than a dozen women have accused the president of forced kissing, unwanted groping and making inappropriate sexual comments since 2015, when Trump announced...
‘I am not a liar,’ local Trump accuser tells national talk show

‘I am not a liar,’ local Trump accuser tells national talk show

A Palm Springs woman who last year accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct in 2003 shared her story again today on a national television show and called for an ethics investigation into similar allegations against Trump by 15 other women. “He can’t get away with this,” Melinda McGillivray said on NBC’s Megyn Kelly Today, a day after three other Trump accusers...
Frankel leads call for sexual-misconduct investigation of Trump

Frankel leads call for sexual-misconduct investigation of Trump

Led by U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, five dozen Democratic congresswomen are calling for an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by President Donald Trump. The total number of Democrats backing such an investigation has now reached 139 men and women and is climbing, Frankel told The Palm Beach Post by telephone Tuesday after the Democratic women’s press conference...
Man carjacks, crashes taxi into Trump National in Jupiter

Man carjacks, crashes taxi into Trump National in Jupiter

A 56-year-old New Jersey man is accused of carjacking a taxi late Saturday and then crashing it into the guard gate at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, according to city police. Robert Smith was arrested on Sunday morning on one count of unarmed carjacking and released Monday afternoon from the Palm Beach County Jail, according to records. He was released on $5,000 bail. Smith, from the New...
Trump accusers call for congressional investigation into alleged sexual misconduct

Trump accusers call for congressional investigation into alleged sexual misconduct

Update 3:15 p.m. Dec. 11: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied the allegations levied against President Donald Trump in a news briefing Monday, telling reporters that the president has “addressed these accusations directly and denied all of these allegations.” "The American people knew this and voted for the president, and we feel like we're ready...
Trump departs with a wave to fundraiser guests at Mar-a-Lago

Trump departs with a wave to fundraiser guests at Mar-a-Lago

Maybe it’s his ongoing battle with the “fake” news-ers, or that irksome back-and-forth on the tax bill. Or maybe he and Sen. Lindsay Graham had four hours of hooks, slices and bad lies. Whichever. It didn’t matter to the guests at The Mar-a-Lago Club, whose Holiday Dessert Trio came with a teeny-tiny serving of a slightly grumpy POTUS. Delivered with a facial expression...
Trump hits Twitter, golf course before heading home

Trump hits Twitter, golf course before heading home

President Donald Trump wrapped up his latest weekend at his Mar-a-Lago Club on Sunday by using two of his favorite activities — tweeting and golfing — to urge Congress to enact tax cuts and agree on a spending plan to keep the federal government running beyond Dec. 22. Trump hit the links at Trump International Golf Club with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a frequent critic and sometime...
Trump in Palm Beach: President returns to D.C. after day of golf with Sen. Lindsey Graham

Trump in Palm Beach: President returns to D.C. after day of golf with Sen. Lindsey Graham

UPDATE, 7:30 p.m.: Air Force One touched down at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland at 7:14 p.m. UPDATE, 6:15 p.m.: While supporters of the president congregated toward Palm Beach, about 25 protesters braved what constitutes a Florida cold snap near to Interstate 95 on Sunday as his motorcade headed to the airport to return to Washington D.C. They held signs "Corrupt," "Mueller is...
Obama had the most-liked tweet of 2017; here's what it said

Obama had the most-liked tweet of 2017; here's what it said

Twitter has released its end-of-year stats and revealed that former President Barack Obama had the most-liked tweet of 2017. >> Read more trending news His tweet, sent in August after white nationalists marched on Charlottesville, Virginia, has been liked 4.6 million times. The tweet reads, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background...
Trump in Palm Beach: Roy Moore support, media scorn, no golf

Trump in Palm Beach: Roy Moore support, media scorn, no golf

President Donald Trump, spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate, reiterated his support for Alabama Republican Roy Moore’s controversial Senate bid on Saturday and hammered the media over a pair of high-profile erroneous stories while also fitting in a side trip to Mississippi. Trump also shattered precedent by not visiting one of his golf courses — the first time in nine presidential...
Palm Beach official on town’s climate change concerns: ‘Tweet this to the president’

Palm Beach official on town’s climate change concerns: ‘Tweet this to the president’

Last month, one of the major developers in the town of Palm Beach rang the bell on climate change, urging officials to study ways to reboot zoning rules so homes and businesses are less vulnerable to damage from flooding and high winds. The Frisbie family, which is redeveloping the historic Testa site on Royal Poinciana Way, warned of massive flooding from a storm surge that would sweep into...
Looks like Ron DeSantis will go Full Trump in Florida governor bid

Looks like Ron DeSantis will go Full Trump in Florida governor bid

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis introducing President Donald Trump in Pensacola on Friday night. U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, who’s expected to launch a Republican bid for Florida governor in 2018, is leaving little doubt that he’ll be running as an enthusiastic supporter of President Donald Trump. DeSantis and Rep. Matt Gaetz flew with Trump on Air...
Trump in Palm Beach: Tweets on immigration, ‘fake news’, football after Miss. trip

Trump in Palm Beach: Tweets on immigration, ‘fake news’, football after Miss. trip

UPDATE 9:20 p.m.: Trump wades into the immigration debate once again with a new tweet and a video. UPDATE 6:40 p.m.:  Trump congratulates Army for the win in the Army-Navy Game.  UPDATE 5 p.m.: Trump tweeted several photos from the Mississippi arena he spoke at today. The president wrote, to “demand apology & retraction from FAKE NEWS” because a journalist shared images...
Trump in Palm Beach: Late-night arrival begins 9th Mar-a-Lago visit

Trump in Palm Beach: Late-night arrival begins 9th Mar-a-Lago visit

President Donald Trump arrived at Palm Beach International Airport at about 11:25 p.m. Friday to begin his ninth visit to Palm Beach since taking office. The president is scheduled to leave his Mar-a-Lago estate Saturday morning and fly out of PBIA at 8:45 a.m. for a six-hour side trip to Mississippi. After attending the openings of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights...
President Trump follows up his son's swings at CNN's botched reporting

President Trump follows up his son's swings at CNN's botched reporting

At a rally Friday night, President Trump basked in the recent corrections media outlets have been forced to make to their reporting, most specifically CNN’s recent botched story on the Trump campaign and Wikileaks. “Did you see all the corrections the media’s been making?” the president asked the crowd. “They’re saying, ‘Sorry, we’ve made a&ndash...
Trump in Palm Beach: Trump arrives in Palm Beach after rally in Pensacola

Trump in Palm Beach: Trump arrives in Palm Beach after rally in Pensacola

1:06 a.m.: President Donald Trump sent one final tweet, which included a photograph from his rally in Pensacola. 11:45 p.m.: Air Force One landed at Palm Beach International Airport around 11:30 p.m. after President Donald Trump delivered a campaign speech in Pensacola.  The president deplaned and gave a quick wave to those at the airport before boarding an SUV...
Goodman: Call the GOP’s tax bill what you like, it sure isn’t democratic

Goodman: Call the GOP’s tax bill what you like, it sure isn’t democratic

An incredibly unpopular bill, passed by an incredibly unpopular Congress, to be signed by an incredibly unpopular president. That, to paraphrase a Washington Post headline, is the tax bill that the House and Senate are cooking up on Capitol Hill. Adjustments are still being made to satisfy one interest group or another, but the gist of the thing is set: Corporations and wealthy Americans will benefit...
For Trump! Against Trump! Lake Worth street reflects national split

For Trump! Against Trump! Lake Worth street reflects national split

North Lakeside Drive in Lake Worth is filled with lovely homes, neatly manicured lawns, quiet streets. It almost looks like a Norman Rockwell painting. But the street, or one small corner of it, takes on another life as a kind of hotbed for and against President Donald Trump. One homeowner, for instance, has four Trump signs around her house supporting the president. A large sign is tied around two...
Traffic restrictions for Trump’s visit now in effect in Palm Beach

Traffic restrictions for Trump’s visit now in effect in Palm Beach

With President Donald Trump expected to be in Palm Beach late tonight, the town has put traffic restrictions into place near Mar-a-Lago. Starting at 1 p.m. today through Sunday, cars and pedestrians are prohibited on South Ocean Boulevard from the intersection of South County Road to Southern Boulevard. The travel restrictions extend eastward to the ocean. Residents living south of the South...
Trump in Palm Beach: President’s ninth visit comes with new wrinkles

Trump in Palm Beach: President’s ninth visit comes with new wrinkles

President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Mar-a-Lago should feature the least disruptive arrival motorcade of his presidency and a brief Saturday reprieve for weekend pilots who are grounded when the president is in town. Trump, whose eight previous presidential visits have often snarled rush hour traffic between Palm Beach International Airport and his tropical White House, isn’t expected...
Why the Secret Service is involved in Palm Beach’s utilities project

Why the Secret Service is involved in Palm Beach’s utilities project

Palm Beach’s town-wide burial of overhead utilities shifts into Phase 2 next year, when construction will move into the neighborhood of President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. Kimley-Horn, an engineering firm and the town’s project consultant, has been talking to the U.S. Secret Service about ways to keep the multi-million-dollar project humming along, with as little...
Impeach Trump? Two Palm Beach County Democrats say it’s worth debate

Impeach Trump? Two Palm Beach County Democrats say it’s worth debate

U.S. Reps. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, and Alcee Hastings, D-Delray Beach, were among only 58 House members voting against tabling an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump. (Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) An impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump was blocked by the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday with a majority of Democrats...
Chelsea Handler evacuates, blames Trump for California wildfires

Chelsea Handler evacuates, blames Trump for California wildfires

Television personality Chelsea Handler, among the thousands forced to evacuate due to the raging California wildfires, called out President Donald Trump in a controversial tweet about the blaze Wednesday. “It’s like Donald Trump is setting the world on fire. Literally and figuratively,” she wrote. Handler’s antipathy for Trump often fuels her busy Twitter feed. &ldquo...
Local reps among few who voted to consider Trump impeachment

Local reps among few who voted to consider Trump impeachment

U.S. Reps. Alcee Hastings, D-Delray Beach, and Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, bucked their own party’s leadership Wednesday and voted to consider an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump. The impeachment resolution by Rep. Al Green, D-Tex., was tabled on a lopsided 364-to-58 vote, with all Republicans and a majority of Democrats voting to set the measure aside...
How do local Jewish leaders feel about Trump’s Jerusalem decision?

How do local Jewish leaders feel about Trump’s Jerusalem decision?

Many in the Palm Beach County Jewish community are applauding President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the U.S. embassy there, but some leaders are concerned about looming violence. Rabbi Moshe Scheiner of the Palm Beach Synagogue said this decision should have been made 50 years ago after the battles of the 1960s and 1970s. “I think it&rsquo...
Jewish leaders in Palm Beach happy with Trump decision on Jerusalem

Jewish leaders in Palm Beach happy with Trump decision on Jerusalem

Palm Beach Jewish leaders are applauding President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the United States embassy there. Rabbi Moshe Scheiner of the Palm Beach Synagogue said this decision should have been made 50 years ago after the battles of the 1960s and 1970s. “I think it’s symbolic but it’s important because it shapes public...
Florida pols weigh in on Trump recognizing Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Florida pols weigh in on Trump recognizing Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, in Israel on a trade mission, praises President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Florida politicians had mixed responses to President Donald Trump‘s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to instruct the State Department to develop a plan to move the U.S. embassy...
Trump in Palm Beach: Late Friday arrival, Mississippi side trip

Trump in Palm Beach: Late Friday arrival, Mississippi side trip

President Donald Trump should arrive at Mar-a-Lago late Friday night, then take a side trip to Mississippi on Saturday before returning to his tropical estate for the rest of the weekend, new notices from the Federal Aviation Administration suggest. Trump is scheduled to appear at a campaign rally in Pensacola on Friday night before flying to Palm Beach International Airport. The FAA today issued...
Society Insider: Lara Trump runs half marathon in Palm Beaches race

Society Insider: Lara Trump runs half marathon in Palm Beaches race

Presidential daughter-in-law Lara Trump, barely three months out of the delivery room, wedged a 13.1-mile run into her post-Thanksgiving vacation by participating in the Palm Beaches Marathon. Her 1:53:58 finish earned her 69th place in the women’s half-marathon division. But did she celebrate by pouring a bottle of her father-in-law’s champers over her head? Nope. Instead she...
Road closures near Trump’s Mar-a-Lago start at 1 p.m. Friday

Road closures near Trump’s Mar-a-Lago start at 1 p.m. Friday

With President Donald Trump expected to be in Palm Beach this weekend, the town announced today that road closures will go into effect starting at 1 p.m. on Friday and last through Sunday. During that time, cars and pedestrians are prohibited on South Ocean Boulevard from the intersection of South County Road to Southern Boulevard. The travel restrictions extend eastward to the ocean. Residents living...
Trump plans return to Palm Beach this weekend amid other appearances

Trump plans return to Palm Beach this weekend amid other appearances

President Donald Trump appears to be planning a return visit to Mar-a-Lago this weekend. New advisories from the Federal Aviation Administration show airspace will be restricted over West Palm Beach from Friday through Sunday, with details that are hallmarks of a presidential visit. Other advisories were issued for relatively close trips — to Pensacola on Friday, and Jackson, Miss., on Saturday...
Flynn’s plea: Mar-a-Lago now a landmark in Russian probe

Flynn’s plea: Mar-a-Lago now a landmark in Russian probe

When history is written, Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s winter White House, could well be a landmark forever linked to the investigation into whether there was collusion between the president’s campaign and the Russians during the 2016 election. Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Friday pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in a major development of...
Mike Flynn, Trump and Mar-a-Lago: A timeline on path to guilty plea

Mike Flynn, Trump and Mar-a-Lago: A timeline on path to guilty plea

The actions that led to former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn’s guilty plea Friday occurred during President Donald Trump’s Christmas holiday at Mar-a-Lago last December. At the time, Trump was president-elect and was spending the week between Christmas and New Year’s at his Palm Beach club. Among other duties, he was hiring people for his administration and writing his...
Report: Trump golfs with Jack Nicklaus at West Palm Beach course

Report: Trump golfs with Jack Nicklaus at West Palm Beach course

President Donald Trump reportedly hit the links with another golf great Saturday after playing a round with Tiger Woods, PGA champion Dustin Johnson and PGA pro Brad Faxon on Friday at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter. The Associated Press reports Trump was seen playing golf Saturday with North Palm Beach resident and golf legend Jack Nicklaus at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach...
Will Trump visit Jupiter club today? Advisory says yes

Will Trump visit Jupiter club today? Advisory says yes

President Donald Trump appears likely to visit his golf club in Jupiter today for the first time since the spring. According to an FAA advisory issued at 5 p.m. Wednesday, airspace restrictions are in place for the area over his Jupiter club from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today. The advisory covers the same location that was covered when Trump played golf there in February...
Trump in Palm Beach: Golf course visit re-establishes Florida rhythm

Trump in Palm Beach: Golf course visit re-establishes Florida rhythm

After more than seven months away from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, President Donald Trump quickly returned to his familiar South Florida rhythms this morning by visiting his nearby Trump International Golf Club. The presidential motorcade arrived at the club on Summit Boulevard in unincorporated West Palm Beach at 9:26 a.m. The White House didn’t immediately confirm whether Trump...
Coast Guard encountered more than 1,200 boats during Trump’s 2017 stays

Coast Guard encountered more than 1,200 boats during Trump’s 2017 stays

More than 1,200 boaters off Palm Beach County had their day interrupted earlier this year by an encounter with a Coast Guard boat letting them know they’d gotten a little too close to the president of the United States. As President Trump returned to South Florida on Tuesday evening for the long Thanksgiving weekend, the first of potentially several winter visits, the Coast Guard activated its...
Trump in Palm Beach: President and family begin holiday at Mar-a-Lago

Trump in Palm Beach: President and family begin holiday at Mar-a-Lago

President Donald Trump arrived at Mar-a-Lago at 6:29 p.m. after leaving Washington aboard Air Force One just before 4 p.m.   Before boarding a flight to Palm Beach International Airport, the president pardoned the national turkey and then stated support for embattled GOP U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore. He appeared energized by a crowd of more than 100 supporters who welcomed him and first...
Trump in Palm Beach: More than 300 people protest TPS decision

Trump in Palm Beach: More than 300 people protest TPS decision

There is nothing left in Haiti for Marie Parfait Paul. The 58-year-old single mother of six has lived in Miami for the last 15 years, working as a dishwasher for $9 an hour. Her husband left her and her parents died in the 2010 earthquake that rocked the island. But if the Department of Homeland Security upholds its decision to rescind the temporary protected status for her and 50,000 other Haitian...
Trump back in Palm Beach: Top 5 issues to catch up on

Trump back in Palm Beach: Top 5 issues to catch up on

It’s hard to tune out President Donald Trump, what with the 24/7 social media, mainstream media and alternative media spotlight on him. But … if you haven’t been tuned in since the president went into off-season hibernation from Palm Beach, here are the Top 5 issues to get caught up on. 1. The Little Rocket Man: The rhetorical face-off with North Korean leader Kim Jung...
Cerabino: Mar-a-Lago welcomes new crop of Ameri … uh … foreign workers

Cerabino: Mar-a-Lago welcomes new crop of Ameri … uh … foreign workers

Dear New Employees: Welcome to Mar-a-Lago! Bienvenido. Bine ati venit. Dobro pozhalovat. Herzlich willkommen. Dobrodosli. I know you will do your part to make the Mar-a-Lago workforce great again. And none of you will get sick, complain about overtime, need to get off early to pick up a spouse or do any of the other selfish things that make domestic workers such entitlement queens....
Trump booster bash sells out within two weeks

Trump booster bash sells out within two weeks

The Trumpettes’ Mar-a-Lago gala celebrating the president’s first year in office is all but sold out, 11 days after the Post first reported the event. Organizer Toni Holt Kramer, the founder of the booster club for President Donald Trump, said guests are flying in from all over the world to attend the Jan. 18 Red White & Blue celebration. The party will be held at Mar-a-Lago...
Tax bills up for Mar-a-Lago, other Trump properties in Palm Beach County

Tax bills up for Mar-a-Lago, other Trump properties in Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County properties related to President Donald Trump have generated bills totaling $64,728 more in property taxes this year than in 2016, according to the final bills mailed by the tax collector’s office on Halloween. Those Trump properties include four in Palm Beach — The Mar-a-Lago Club, a pair of adjacent houses and a next-door vacant parcel — along with...
As employers use more foreign workers, Trump wins 70 visas for Mar-a-Lago

As employers use more foreign workers, Trump wins 70 visas for Mar-a-Lago

Like other Palm Beach County employers who staff their clubs with foreign workers, President Donald Trump is boosting the number of employees he’s bringing from overseas this winter. Trump won permission to hire 70 maids, cooks and servers at the Mar-a-Lago Club for the 2017-18 tourist season, according to newly released data from the U.S. Labor Department. In 2016-17, Trump hired 64 foreign...
Mueller indictment notes ex-Trump chief Manafort’s Florida links

Mueller indictment notes ex-Trump chief Manafort’s Florida links

Paul Manafort, the Palm Beach Gardens resident and former Donald Trump campaign chairman indicted Monday, used seven Florida businesses as part of a scheme to hide payments from Ukraine between 2006 and 2016, special counsel Robert Mueller charged in a 12-count federal complaint. Manafort and associate Rick Gates, who was also named in Mueller’s indictment, entered not guilty pleas on Monday...
Why this children’s charity chose Trump’s Mar-a-Lago for its ‘Dream Gala’

Why this children’s charity chose Trump’s Mar-a-Lago for its ‘Dream Gala’

At least 25 organizations have pulled their events from President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, but a Christian charity supporting children is going the other way. Orphan’s Promise, a Virginia-based organization affiliated with the Christian Broadcasting Network, will host its inaugural Dream Gala at the president’s club because “a group of major donors” wanted it, according...
Broward lawyer drops emoluments clause suit against President Trump

Broward lawyer drops emoluments clause suit against President Trump

Recognizing that others are already accusing President Donald Trump of running afoul of the U.S. Constitution’s emoluments clauses, a Broward County lawyer has dropped his lawsuit that makes similar claims. “(The) argument is being adequately made by others, and with best wishes for their success,” attorney Patrick Goggins wrote last week, alerting U.S. District Judge Robin...
EXCLUSIVE: Susan G. Komen’s Palm Beach gala opts for cruise ship event

EXCLUSIVE: Susan G. Komen’s Palm Beach gala opts for cruise ship event

Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest nonprofit in the fight against breast cancer, will hold its major fundraising event in January aboard a cruise ship docked at the Port of Palm Beach, a first for the organization, which in August pulled its gala planned for President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club on Palm Beach. In another first, Komen’s founder, Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, said...
Trump in Palm Beach: $1 million reimbursement coming, Frankel says

Trump in Palm Beach: $1 million reimbursement coming, Frankel says

Palm Beach County taxpayers will get a $1 million reimbursement from the federal government for the costs of protecting Donald Trump when he stayed in Palm Beach as president-elect. The money was approved by the U.S. Department of Justice last month and announced Tuesday by U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, whose district includes Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. Frankel and...
Trump and fellow Palm Beacher, friend Robert Kraft at odds over anthem issue

Trump and fellow Palm Beacher, friend Robert Kraft at odds over anthem issue

The next time President Donald Trump and fellow part-time Palm Beacher Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots,  share a meal at Trump’s Winter White House, Mar-a-Lago, there may be some awkward moments. While the two have forged a close friendship over the years, and Kraft has donated $1 million dollars to Trump’s inauguration, the two are on opposite sides of the newest...
Impeach Trump, says billboard near Mar-a-Lago; ‘Ridiculous’ says GOP chair

Impeach Trump, says billboard near Mar-a-Lago; ‘Ridiculous’ says GOP chair

Opponents of President Donald Trump have put up a billboard calling for his impeachment along a frequently traveled motorcade route to his Mar-a-Lago estate. A group called Impeach Trump Now says it is paying about $4,800 to lease the large sign near Southern Boulevard and Interstate 95 for four weeks. Trump himself isn’t expected to return to Palm Beach until later in the fall when...
CEOs parted from Trump — as local business leaders stay silent. Why?

CEOs parted from Trump — as local business leaders stay silent. Why?

Call it reverse Trump effect? The buzz was everywhere in Palm Beach County earlier this year when the newly inaugurated President Donald Trump began spending weekends here. Some local business leaders speculated the presidential spotlight on the Winter White House could generate more tourism, investment or real estate deals. The optimism had a name: The “Trump effect.”COMPLETE COVERAGE...
Groups that dumped Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club expected to raise more than $10 million at charity galas

Groups that dumped Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club expected to raise more than $10 million at charity galas

The nonprofits that canceled events at the Mar-a-Lago Club expected their charity balls to raise more than $10 million during the 2017 season, and to draw some 6,000 deep-pocketed donors.  It’s difficult to pinpoint the precise financial fallout from the exodus of events from President Donald Trump’s winter White House. But the Chronicle of Philanthropy compiled numbers...
Others fled Trump’s Mar-a-Lago; this group wanted in

Others fled Trump’s Mar-a-Lago; this group wanted in

Steven Alembik called President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach and asked for the scheduler. “He thought I was calling to cancel something,” Alembik said Thursday. “I said no, we’re moving in. He was like, ‘what?’ He was tickled pink.” Alembik, 66, bucked a tide of groups canceling Mar-a-Lago events in the wake of the controversy surrounding ...
LIFE’s Lady in Red charity gala confirms move from Mar-a-Lago

LIFE’s Lady in Red charity gala confirms move from Mar-a-Lago

A charity confirmed Thursday that it’s pulling its fundraiser out of President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club. LIFE’s 24th annual Lady in Red gala will be held Jan. 5 at The Breakers, instead of Dec. 2 at President Trump’s club. Lois Pope, who described herself recently as a Trump loyalist, has hosted her Lady In Red gala at The Mar-a-Lago Club for almost all of its 24 years...
Palm Beach Habilitation Center to decide in Sept. whether to keep luncheon at Mar-a-Lago

Palm Beach Habilitation Center to decide in Sept. whether to keep luncheon at Mar-a-Lago

As dozens of charities continue to cut ties with President Donald Trump and his private Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, at least one organization has yet to decide whether to abandon its event there this season. The Palm Beach Habilitation Center is still deciding whether to keep its annual Hab-a-Hearts luncheon March 4 at Mar-a-Lago. CEO David Lin said the board plans to meet the first week of September...
Palm Beach chamber director keeps job after Mar-a-Lago comments

Palm Beach chamber director keeps job after Mar-a-Lago comments

Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Laurel Baker will not be canned for her comments urging charities to “have a conscience” when considering events at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club. The chamber board held a meeting this morning where members were expected to discuss Baker’s comments and possible reprimand. Chamber President Carrie Bradburn...
NEW: Charities head to The Breakers resort after fleeing Mar-a-Lago

NEW: Charities head to The Breakers resort after fleeing Mar-a-Lago

It’s The Breakers to the rescue for Palm Beach’s troubled society season. At least three charities that fled President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago this past week have found homes for their big fundraisers at The Breakers Palm Beach resort. The latest to reveal it has moved to The Breakers is the Palm Beach Zoo. Some 17 charities decided to cancel their galas at Trump&rsquo...
Palm Beach Zoo, which bolted from Mar-a-Lago, now set for The Breakers

Palm Beach Zoo, which bolted from Mar-a-Lago, now set for The Breakers

It’s same date, different place for the zoo’s fundraiser next year. RELATED: See a list of all the charities that have moved their events in recent months. The Palm Beach Zoo said Tuesday that its Tropical Safari fundraiser gala will be at The Breakers resort on Palm Beach, on Feb. 2, 2018, the same day it had previously scheduled its now-withdrawn gala at Mar-a-Lago. The West Palm Beach...
Report: Another gala departing Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

Report: Another gala departing Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

The Gateway for Cancer Research event, which was held at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club last season, will not return, the charity’s organizers have told The Washington Post. “Gateway for Cancer Research has decided to withdraw from Mar-a-Lago as a venue for its March 2018 St. Patrick’s Day event,” reads a statement released to a Post reporter late Tuesday...
Cerabino: Mar-a-Lago charity cancellations are fake news

Cerabino: Mar-a-Lago charity cancellations are fake news

From: DJT * Please note the following changes to our schedule for next season, which is no reflection of the terrific job we all have been doing— especially me — to make Mar-a-Lago and America great again. The American Cancer Society event for 2018 has been canceled due to inclement weather. The Cleveland Clinic’s annual fundraiser and gala will be held elsewhere due to failings...
21st charity moves event from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach

21st charity moves event from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach

The list keeps growing. The Unicorn Children’s Foundation announced today it was moving a planned fashion show luncheon from President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. That brings to 21 the number of charities that have decided to leave Mar-a-Lago in recent months, many in the past week. Nineteen of those organizations held events there during the last social season. The Boca Raton...
Kravis Center becomes 20th organization to leave Mar-a-Lago

Kravis Center becomes 20th organization to leave Mar-a-Lago

The Kravis Center late Sunday became the 20th organization to cancel a charity event scheduled for President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. Its annual wine auction, a fundraiser for the Kravis Center, will be Feb. 1 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, officials announced this morning. "The executive committee of the Kravis Center’s board met this morning and formalized...
Protesters march to Mar-a-Lago, denounce Trump comments

Protesters march to Mar-a-Lago, denounce Trump comments

Men and women from Palm Beach and Martin counties came together Sunday to march toward Mar-a-Lago and protest Donald Trump’s recent comments about the racially-charged violence in Charlottesville, Va., last week. The 70 or so people in attendance chanted “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist U.S.A” as they crossed the Intracoastal Waterway on Southern Boulevard. “Rule number one is...
UPDATED: Keeping track at home? Here’s a list of 25 charities leaving Mar-a-Lago

UPDATED: Keeping track at home? Here’s a list of 25 charities leaving Mar-a-Lago

* Here’s a look at the charities and other organizations that are coming and going from President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. These groups all held events at Mar-a-Lago during the 2016-17 social and fundraising season. So far, 24 charities have decided to move or cancel their events planned for Mar-a-Lago this season. Seventeen of those organizations made their decisions in...
UPDATED: Red Cross, Komen join Salvation Army in departing Mar-a-Lago

UPDATED: Red Cross, Komen join Salvation Army in departing Mar-a-Lago

The Salvation Army is marching away from The Mar-a-Lago Club. Following in the footsteps of Cleveland Clinic Florida, the American Cancer Society, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, and several others, the organization will be shaking its tambourine someplace else this season. Joining in the formation today are Susan G. Komen, the Autism Project of Palm Beach County, and the...
For Palm Beach chamber head, a flurry of headlines and one crank call

For Palm Beach chamber head, a flurry of headlines and one crank call

The head of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce grabbed national headlines with her call for charities to boycott President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club. But the flurry of attention already seemed to be subsiding as of Friday morning. Laurel Baker said she had not been booked for any television appearances and was the recipient of just one crank call. “By and large, everyone has...
Trump pays off mortgage on Palm Beach home; Rare glimpse of billionaires taking home loans

Trump pays off mortgage on Palm Beach home; Rare glimpse of billionaires taking home loans

President Donald Trump’s recent decision to pay off a $1.2 million loan on a home he owns in Palm Beach raises an intriguing question -- namely, why would a billionaire bother with a relatively tiny mortgage? True, Trump was in a tough financial spot back in 1994, when he took the 25-year mortgage from Merrill Lynch Credit Corp. But Trump kept the loan even as his finances rebounded nicely....
Application period begins for reimbursement for Trump security costs

Application period begins for reimbursement for Trump security costs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is now accepting applications for grants to repay local government for costs associated with protecting President Donald Trump, and Palm Beach County is expected to make a pitch for $3.5 million of that money. “More relief is on the way for local law enforcement agencies that have provided protection for the president,” U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West...
Coast Guard to limit bridge openings in Palm Beach when Trump visits

Coast Guard to limit bridge openings in Palm Beach when Trump visits

The U.S. Coast Guard plans to limit Palm Beach bridge openings again this season when President Donald Trump is in town to stay at his Mar-a-Lago club. The Flagler Memorial Bridge and Royal Park Bridge openings will reduce from twice an hour to once an hour during weekday afternoons from Sept. 1 to Feb. 27 when Trump visits the island, according to a document scheduled to be published Thursday...
FLASHBACK: Remember when Trump’s Mar-a-Lago caught fire?

FLASHBACK: Remember when Trump’s Mar-a-Lago caught fire?

Remember when flames scorched Mar-a-Lago?   Yes, you heard right — but it wasn’t much of a blaze. When the small fire left then-businessman Donald Trump’s estate smoldering in June of 1990, the damage didn’t extend past the servants’ wing.   And though Trump was big in the news at the time — his marriage to his first wife, Ivana, was all over the...
Is Vanity Fair right to trash Mar-a-Lago’s architectural style?

Is Vanity Fair right to trash Mar-a-Lago’s architectural style?

In a recent online Vanity Fair article about the bucolic character of Bedminster, New Jersey, where President Trump is spending his 17-day vacation, the magazine took a swipe at Palm Beach. Trump, cloistered in his private club in the town, hasn’t changed its quiet, horse-country flavor, said the writer. “It isn’t faux cosmopolitan, like Trump Tower, or a...
Comments are in on Coast Guard’s proposed Mar-a-Lago security zones

Comments are in on Coast Guard’s proposed Mar-a-Lago security zones

The comments are in on a proposed Coast Guard rule that would set up a permanent security zone around President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club — and the results are mixed. The security zone would go into effect when Trump, a member of his family or another person needing Secret Service protection visits Trump’s lavish Palm Beach estate. It would include the Intracoastal...
Jeff Sessions: Remember the time he showed up at Mar-a-Lago?

Jeff Sessions: Remember the time he showed up at Mar-a-Lago?

Jeff Sessions was in hot water with President Donald Trump. So he traveled to meet the president for a high-stakes encounter. No, it wasn’t this week when the “beleaguered” Sessions — Trump’s word, not ours — went across town in Washington, D.C., for meetings at the White House. Instead, it was four months ago, in early March, when Sessions flew down from the...
Why is it still called Trump Plaza — when he has nothing to do with it?

Why is it still called Trump Plaza — when he has nothing to do with it?

The issue came up again in February, when 1,000 protesters rallied outside Trump Plaza. “Keep your tiny hands off our rights,” one sign said. “Free the six-foot portrait,” said another. A counter-protesting bicyclist rode past them on South Flagler Drive, hoisting a “Trump — Make America Great Again” banner. Inside the twin waterfront towers at 525 S...
Donald Trump’s children: Meet Don Jr., Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany and Barron

Donald Trump’s children: Meet Don Jr., Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany and Barron

Even before he was president, Donald Trump’s five children were in the spotlight.  His three eldest children appeared as judges on Trump’s hit reality TV show, “The Apprentice,” and its spinoff, “Celebrity Apprentice.” His youngest daughter is an Instagram star, and his youngest son has grown up with the flashes of paparazzi cameras. But who...
Is it fair to value Trump’s Jupiter golf club among richest in county?

Is it fair to value Trump’s Jupiter golf club among richest in county?

President Donald Trump’s golf club here is among the mostly richly valued courses in the county, a fact that would seem to bolster his argument that he’s routinely overtaxed on the Trump National Golf Club. However, special magistrates twice have ruled against Trump’s appeals of his property tax bill to the Value Adjustment Board. And experts in golf course appraisals say valuing...
More Trump Stories