EXCLUSIVE: President Trump to visit Mar-a-Lago next week, sources say


The Red Cross Ball is famous for the attendance of Washington big-shots, but this year’s event is offering the biggest shot of all: The Prez.

Reliable sources — aren’t they all? — report that President Donald Trump will be in da house next weekend and will likely make an appearance at the 60th annual gala.

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This apparently came as a surprise to the organizers of the event. When told of reports that the FAA was designating a presidential level no-fly zone around Mar-a-Lago, the organizer said “I’d be surprised if he showed up. The White House just sent us the tribute video he made for the ball because he probably wouldn’t be able to make it.”

Then, the callback.

“The president will be in town next weekend after all, as it turns out, and if he doesn’t stay for the entire event he will definitely stop in. So you were right.”

Well, duh.

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The presidential presence will almost certainly create a demand for tickets, but, since the event is already at nearly 600 attendees, most bandwagon-jumpers are bound to be disappointed.

Ohioans JJ and Janet Cafaro are chairman and chairwoman for the ball, which takes place Feb. 4.

Trump’s visit will be his first as president. Club members celebrated his inauguration without him on Jan. 20, but now will have a chance to congratulate him in person.

Trump has visited the island twice since his election: for Thanksgiving and for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

So just how much will his presence affect traffic, on the roads and at the airport, now that he’s president? We’ll find out.

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