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Trump’s $40 million creation ‘bigger, better’ than country’s biggest and best

Trump’s $40 million creation ‘bigger, better’ than country’s biggest and best

Editor’s Note: This story originally published on Jan. 5, 2000. ••••••• Helicopters. You spend $40 million to build a golf course the world's richest people will gladly pay $300,000 to join, and what do you get? “All day long it's helicopters,” Donald Trump says. “It’s nuts.”  Trump is relaxed. It's a little more...
Kasich touts book, weighs in on Trump, Nixon, faith, media

Kasich touts book, weighs in on Trump, Nixon, faith, media

Ohio Gov. John Kasich weighed in on his former Republican presidential nomination rival Donald Trump at a Forum Club of the Palm Beaches lunch on Friday — but he spent more time talking about a pair of encounters he had with former President Richard Nixon. Kasich spoke to a sellout crowd of about 700 at the Kravis Center to promote his new book Two Paths: America Divided or United...
READ: Vice President Mike Pence’s Naval Academy commencement speech

READ: Vice President Mike Pence’s Naval Academy commencement speech

Vice President Mike Pence delivered the keynote speech at the U.S. Naval Academy’s commencement Friday in Annapolis, Maryland. Pence was joined at the ceremony by his wife Karen Pence, who he called “a Marine Corps mom” referring to their son Michael, a first lieutenant. Here is the full text of his speech, provided by the White House: Vice Admiral Carter, Acting Secretary Stackley...
Repairs done on sinkhole outside Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach

Repairs done on sinkhole outside Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach

The sinkhole outside of Mar-a-Lago, the private club owned by President Donald Trump, has been repaired and traffic now is flowing as usual on Southern Boulevard near the club’s entrance. Repairs to the 16-square-foot hole that opened Monday required digging with an excavator until the hole was about 10 feet wide and several feet deep and then fixing the 7- to 8-foot-long section of...
READ: President Donald Trump’s statement on Ramadan

READ: President Donald Trump’s statement on Ramadan

President Donald Trump on Friday released a statement marking the beginning of Ramadan, Islam’s holy month. The statement comes as Trump wraps up his first trip abroad, which included a stop in Saudi Arabia where he spoke to leaders of dozens of Muslim countries. » COMPLETE COVERAGE: Latest news on President Trump » 5 things you should know about Ramadan, Islam’s holy month...
Could Trump’s Scottish golf course be the greatest in the world?

Could Trump’s Scottish golf course be the greatest in the world?

Editor’s Note: This story originally published July 7, 2012. •••••••••• When Donald Trump built his first golf course in 1999, he had to create a masterpiece of hills, valleys, waterfalls and lakes from a forlorn patch of scrub — 300 very flat acres next to Palm Beach International Airport.   Trump’s newest course, set to...
19 photos of young Donald Trump and his family

19 photos of young Donald Trump and his family

It’s a side of the 45th president that is not often seen: Donald Trump as a child, a teen, a young businessman.  Through his social media accounts, Trump over the years has provided his fans and followers with a glimpse of his early life, before he became a wealthy developer, and well before he became known for his hit reality TV show, “The Apprentice.”  In addition...
Melania Trump follows Princess Diana, Mother Teresa with Rome hospital visit

Melania Trump follows Princess Diana, Mother Teresa with Rome hospital visit

First lady Melania Trump visits the Pediatric Hospital Bambino Gesu in Vatican City. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images) First lady and part-time Palm Beach resident Melania Trump visited a children’s hospital in Vatican City today as President Donald Trump‘s five-nation tour continued.
READ: President Donald Trump’s Memorial Day proclamation

READ: President Donald Trump’s Memorial Day proclamation

President Donald Trump on Wednesday issued a proclamation declaring Monday to be Memorial Day. The proclamation notes a law passed by Congress in 2000 that sets a National Moment of Remembrance for one minute beginning at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day. Trump’s proclamation also follows tradition by directing all U.S. flags to be lowered to half-staff until noon on Memorial Day, then raised...
NEW: CBO says revised health bill still leaves 23M without coverage

NEW: CBO says revised health bill still leaves 23M without coverage

It was 24 million. Now it’s 23 million. Fewer people would be pushed out of health coverage over 10 years under a revised House bill that gives states more options, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report released late Wednesday afternoon. The bill would cut the federal deficit by $119 billion over 10 years, $32 billion less than before. Just don’t count on the latest report...

POINT OF VIEW Why Florida seniors fear the American Health Care Act

It is no surprise that a key issue facing America is health care. Worrying about whether a simple medical procedure or checkup is covered by your insurance is a difficult way to go through life. As if staying active and healthy isn’t hard enough, the recent passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by the U.S. House of Representatives has seniors across this state extremely concerned that...
Kasich wants ‘voice’ in 2020; tuning it up now with book, West Palm talk

Kasich wants ‘voice’ in 2020; tuning it up now with book, West Palm talk

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who was the last Republican standing against Donald Trump in 2016 and refused to endorse him in the general election, says in a new book that it’s time for “thinking, feeling Americans to come together in support of the Trump administration.” But Kasich — who will appear in West Palm Beach at a Forum Club of the Palm Beaches lunch on Friday to promote...
NEW: The local artist behind President Trump’s gift to Pope Francis

NEW: The local artist behind President Trump’s gift to Pope Francis

His art has been displayed in museums across the country. His iconic sculpture represents the city where he lives. And his artwork has earned him international acclaim. Now, one of his pieces sits in the Vatican, a gift from President Donald Trump to Pope Francis. Stuart-based artist Geoffrey Smith’s “Rising Above” sculpture was one of several items given by the president...
Before Ivanka Trump, Dina Merrill was Palm Beach’s first blond princess

Before Ivanka Trump, Dina Merrill was Palm Beach’s first blond princess

Nedenia Marjorie Hutton was the first blond princess of Mar-a-Lago, the first beautiful little girl to sleep in the silver-leafed canopy bed of the nursery and study the rhymes written in the tiles of her bathroom. Her parents, Marjorie Merriweather Post and E.F. Hutton, called her “Deenie.” Deenie’s room later became Ivanka Trump’s room, and Deenie became “Dina...
Trump meets Pope Francis, gives him sculpture from Treasure Coast artist

Trump meets Pope Francis, gives him sculpture from Treasure Coast artist

Pope Francis meets with President Donald Trump and First lady Melania Trump at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool) President Donald Trump met with Pope Francis today at the Vatican and gave the pontiff a sculpture made by Stuart artist Geoffrey Smith.
Disaster or protection? Investor rule Trump delayed starts June 9

Disaster or protection? Investor rule Trump delayed starts June 9

One business group called the survival of a proposed retirement investment rule “disastrous” this week, blasting the Trump administration. A consumer group says just the opposite — that it keeps alive the hope investment advisers and companies won’t be allowed to put their “profits ahead of your retirement security.” Nowhere is this a bigger deal than in Florida...
Trump's executive orders: Complete list of each one he's signed

Trump's executive orders: Complete list of each one he's signed

On Inauguration Day, Donald Trump kicked off his presidency by signing his first executive order, designed to help lawmakers repeal the Affordable Care Act. Since then he has signed another 35, with the most recent coming ahead of his first trip abroad since taking office. Here is a look at each of Trump’s executive orders, with the most recent listed first. This list will be updated...
New record for Trump: lawsuits seeking public records soar

New record for Trump: lawsuits seeking public records soar

Perhaps in an attempt to find the truth behind what President Trump has decried as “fake news,” requests for government documents under the Freedom of Information Act have soared since he took office, according to an analysis released Tuesday by Syracuse University.
Update: Collapsed pipe caused sinkhole outside Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club

Update: Collapsed pipe caused sinkhole outside Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club

The sinkhole that opened up outside President Donald Trump’sMar-a-Lago Club on Monday might not be fixed until Thursday, an official said. The 4-foot by 4-foot hole opened on Southern Boulevard across the street from the club’s south entrance. Crews continued digging the hole with an excavator Monday until it was about 10 feet wide and several feet deep. The sinkhole was...
Is this the last extension of temporary protected status for Haitians?

Is this the last extension of temporary protected status for Haitians?

Temporary “protected status” has been extended for another six months for thousands of Haitians who fled to the United States after their island was ravaged by an earthquake in 2010. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Monday said “after a careful review of the current conditions in Haiti and conversations with the Haitian government,” he has agreed to extend...
Trump condemns 'evil losers' behind Manchester attack

Trump condemns 'evil losers' behind Manchester attack

President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed the perpetrators behind Monday night’s suicide bomb attack in Manchester, England, that claimed 22 lives and injured nearly 60 other people. Greater Manchester police said a person detonated a suicide bomb Monday near one of the entrances to Manchester Arena, following an Ariana Grande concert. Police said children were among those killed or injured...
The internet lost it when a sinkhole opened in front of Trump’s club

The internet lost it when a sinkhole opened in front of Trump’s club

Your Monday just got better. In case you hadn’t heard, a sinkhole opened up today in front of President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. What happened next was a whirlwind of clever tweets and Facebook comments from around the world. Metaphors abound. Hilarity ensued. The story garnered more than 200 comments on the Shiny Sheet story, but we picked out our top 10...
Conspiracy-theory website InfoWars gets White House press pass

Conspiracy-theory website InfoWars gets White House press pass

The website owned by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, InfoWars, received a press credential to cover the White House, its man in Washington tweeted Monday. The pass was apparently a temporary, one-day pass but that did little to tamp down the outrage. It’s the latest entrée into the mainstream for Jones, a man who turned a show on an Austin, Texas, public access channel into a conspiracy...
Watch: Melania Trump appears to slap away president's hand in Israel

Watch: Melania Trump appears to slap away president's hand in Israel

An awkward moment played out on the tarmac of an airport in Israel on Monday after President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived as part of the couple’s first trip abroad since the president’s inauguration. As news crews from around the globe documented the couple’s walk from Air Force One, Donald Trump reached back to offer his wife his hand. After he turns to look...
Trump budget proposal includes 25 percent cut to food stamps: report

Trump budget proposal includes 25 percent cut to food stamps: report

President Donald Trump will propose a more than 25 percent cut to food stamp funding in a budget proposal expected Tuesday, according to a report. The president will propose $193 billion worth of cuts over the next decade from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, formerly known as the food stamp program, The Associated Press reported, citing talking points circulated by the White...
What Trump book got this Palm Beach author a quick publishing deal?

What Trump book got this Palm Beach author a quick publishing deal?

Got a good story about President Trump in Palm Beach? Journalist and author Laurence Leamer wants to hear it. The ink is still drying on the part-time Palm Beach resident’s new contract to write “Trump’s Palm Beach,” a book about Donald Trump and the Town of Palm Beach. “The arc of the book is Trump’s journey in Palm Beach, how he changed and how Palm...
Update: Crews working at sinkhole outside Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach

Update: Crews working at sinkhole outside Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach

Update: Crews are digging around a sinkhole that opened in front of President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, but it’s still unclear what caused the hole. The sinkhole is just west of Mar-a-Lago’s southern entrance, where workers are gathered. What started out as a 4-foot by 4-foot hole in front of the club has grown to about 10-feet by 6-feet due to the digging, which...
Billy Bush opens up about Trump 'Access Hollywood' tape

Billy Bush opens up about Trump 'Access Hollywood' tape

It’s been almost seven months, and Billy Bush is ready to talk. Bush opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about the infamous “locker room talk” tape involving President Donald Trump that resulted in Bush losing his job at NBC. In the column, he said that he’s seen the tape only three times, once just before it was leaked and twice ahead of the interview with THR...

Trump imprint set for new West Palm tower, may reach Briny Breezes

Donald Trump is upping his stake in Palm Beach County.     The real estate mogul is teaming with The Related Group to build Trump Tower Palm Beach, a luxury condo on North Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach.     Trump also disclosed Wednesday that he is interested in another Related project: the billion-dollar redevelopment of Briny Breezes.     This month...

It's Donald Trump vs. the market in condo project

The condo market is tanking, and many projects are being canceled or put on hold nationwide.     Donald Trump's response? Don't worry. Be happy.     The real estate mogul says his brand is so strong that it now has the power to defeat poor market conditions, wherever they may be.     As proof, he pointed to his latest Trump Tower in Hawaii. Despite a slumping...
LOOKING BACK: Communication guru Roger Ailes puts message in print

LOOKING BACK: Communication guru Roger Ailes puts message in print

Editor’s note: Roger Ailes an advisor to Republican candidates who went on to found Fox News, died this week at age 77. This profile of him appeared in The Palm Beach Post on Jan. 6, 1988. The reporter, Paul Blythe, is now The Post’s watchdog editor. - While shaving at dawn, the senior media adviser to Vice President George Bush’s presidential campaign contemplated the possible pitfalls...
Trump Steaks: How does Donald Trump's latest cash cow compare?

Trump Steaks: How does Donald Trump's latest cash cow compare?

We admit it: We were ready to take a few more digs at The Donald.     After all, how could we not make fun of the Palm Beach gazillionaire when we learned he had just come out with his own line of steaks? But here's the thing: They're excellent.     At least that was our conclusion when we set the steaks - in this case, rib-eyes - in front of a panel of manly beef-eating...

Donald Trump souring on deluxe condo in West Palm Beach

Trump Tower Palm Beach was supposed to be the toast of the town when it comes to luxury condos.     Now it looks like Trump Tower could be toast.     Real estate mogul Donald Trump confirmed he is close to shelving the 23-story condominium planned for North Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. "We won't go forward unless we see a robust market," Trump said in an...
Donald Trump snares $100 million contract on oceanfront estate

Donald Trump snares $100 million contract on oceanfront estate

The Donald is getting his price.     An oceanfront Palm Beach mansion Donald Trump owns is under contract for sale to an unnamed foreign buyer for $100 million - the property's official asking price - according to sources close to the billionaire real estate mogul.     The 80,000-square-foot property at 515 N. County Road sits on 6 acres and has 475 feet of unobstructed...
Democrats Frankel, Deutch: Rosenstein briefing to House unsatisfactory

Democrats Frankel, Deutch: Rosenstein briefing to House unsatisfactory

Two Palm Beach County Democrats accused U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein of being evasive after Rosenstein gave a closed-door briefing to U.S. House members Friday on President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. “What briefing? It was disappointing,” said Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach...
The many faces of possible FBI head Joe Lieberman in Palm Beach County

The many faces of possible FBI head Joe Lieberman in Palm Beach County

Former Connecticut U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, getting strong consideration from President Donald Trump for the vacant FBI director’s job, has been a familiar figure in Palm Beach County — campaigning for presidential tickets but also playing a role in local elections. Lieberman was the first Jewish candidate on a major-party presidential ticket when Democrat Al Gore tapped him as his running...
Jeb Bush: I told you Trump would be ‘chaos president’

Jeb Bush: I told you Trump would be ‘chaos president’

Jeb Bush campaigning in Iowa last year. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) Former Florida Gov. and Donald Trump punching bag Jeb Bush said Trump’s presidency is playing out as he predicted during the 2016 campaign.
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