Donald Trump's house (Mar-A-Lago)

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Mar-a-Lago has become a household name recently as its owner, President Donald Trump, has brought a lot of attention to the private club and resort. President Trump, however, was not the first owner of the immense property. It was built at the direction of Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to the Post cereal fortune. It took three years to build, completed in 1927.

It cost $7 million dollars, an estimated $100 million in 2020 figures. The name Mar-a-Lago means “Sea to Lake” and refers to the width of the property, spanning the entire width of Palm Beach from the Atlantic Ocean on the East and the Intercoastal Waterway on the west. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1980.

When she died in 1973, Post donated the property to the US government with the intent that it would be used as a “southern White House” for the president to use as a getaway or place to host diplomats. After several years of limited use and high maintenance bills, the government returned the property to the Post family.

It sat unused for years until Donald Trump bought it in 1985 for around $10 million. Trump renovated and updated the resort, adding a massive ballroom to the 62,500 square foot estate, which has 126 rooms, 58 bedrooms and 33 bathrooms, a spa and gym, and three bomb shelters. It sits on 20 acres, has a waterfront pool and five clay tennis courts, as well as a golf course. Its estimated value in 2018 was $160 million, and the worth has appreciated significantly since Donald Trump was elected president.

Not just anyone can stay at Mar-a-Lago; you have to be a member. There’s an initial $200,000 fee, plus about $20,000 in annual dues and taxes. The resort closes for hurricane season each year, as Florida’s summers are both hot and humid, as well as at heightened risk for tropical storms and hurricanes.

Donald Trump visits Mar-a-Lago frequently as president, and has hosted leaders from China and Japan at the residence. However, it is difficult and expensive to maintain adequate security to guarantee protection to foreign dignitaries as well as the president.

When Donald Trump turned the estate into a resort from a residence, he was required to commit to staying for no more than three non-consecutive weeks per year. However, Trump has indicated he will take up permanent residence there when he completes his time as president, whether that is in 2021 or 2025.
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@ 2017-07-12 16:30:40
Needs updated to show the White House
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@ 2018-03-22 22:11:12
Beautiful!
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@ 2021-01-20 11:08:22
A big step up from the white house.
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@ 2021-02-02 23:45:30
I am also trying to send him a letter of appreciation. What address should I use?
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@ 2021-02-04 20:27:17
I too have tried to send President Trump a thank you note and it came back. This is just another attempt at by the Democrats to separate President Trump from his followers.
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@ 2021-02-12 12:17:18
Dear Sir, I heard it loud and clear. You gave away your secret. 1.I am not afraid 2.I will not be overcome. 3. I will not be hurt in anyway. The murder of Ashli Babbot is not on you. The murder of Ashli Babbot is not on me. 1. Truth will never die. 2.God is in His Heavens and in my heart. 3. Heaven's irrevocable law is FREE AGENCY. Those who are being mislead will eventually learn the truth as we reveal it. I love you Sir and I love your family. Stay focused. Sheri
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@ 2021-02-16 20:16:16
Would love to send President Trump greetings and let him know how much I miss seeing he and his family in the news! Just a great President!
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@ 2021-02-17 10:06:40
President Trump was the greatest president in my lifetime and I hope he runs again in 2024. I support him as we see the lies told against him spilling all over the place as they silence and censor any support for this great man. God bless President Trump!
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@ 2021-02-23 19:35:44
We miss you so much President Trump and First Lady. As far as we are concerned you are still our President. That man in our House is not our President. Start your own party and we will sign up. Keep quiet and keep them guessing till you are ready to go for it. Love you and miss you so much. Hurry back to us. May God Bless you and Keep you....Love
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@ 2021-03-10 12:21:02
I hope you are enjoying your post-White House time, but we miss you terribly and are afraid for our country. 2024!!!
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@ 2021-03-16 20:22:20
Was SOOOO good to hear your voice on tv tonite! With the idiot we have in the white house now, is the type of person on the titanic saying get a bucket bail out the water we can save the ship. we loose the titanic anyway. he's tearing our country up! I'm a Viet Nam vet and the actions of him and the Dems make me worry alot!! Please run again and stop this craziness
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@ 2021-03-17 22:43:58
Yes, the BEST President in my lifetime (77 years). Run for Congress in 2022; become Speaker of the House. Impeach K. Harris (who assumed office of President after Biden left for health reasons) for her hatred of America in action. Then the Speaker becomes President, and runs again in 2024. Such fun!!!
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@ 2021-03-28 10:24:44
I miss you dearly Mr. Trump. You said you would be with us always. I believe you. I am so upset with what is going on under Biden's Racist and extremist ways. It is not a government for America. Love and Miss you.Thank you for letting us see a Beautiful America for 4 years.
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@ 2021-04-03 12:28:25
Please do something about sleepy joe and his administration. want to help as a proud US PATRIOT.
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@ 2021-04-28 19:06:30
The new White House!!
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@ 2021-04-29 10:59:00
Trump is our true president. I beg you, Sir, please take your rightful place back in the White House. America will fight to the death for you.
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@ 2021-05-05 12:34:48
Trump, I know reality is not for you but, you lost. You were fired. No, you can't play president anymore.
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@ 2021-05-06 10:13:46
God Bless President Trump and his family! the GREATEST president in my lifetime. i never worried while he was in charge, now i worry every day. we need him back!
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@ 2021-05-09 19:08:21
Dear President Trump. Please get Covid-19 again. Don't run for President in 2024. Who likes a person who's been Impeached twice? You'll just Lose again!
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@ 2021-05-12 16:18:49
Best president ever. A true patriot. Hard working. Represented the best of America. We miss you, love you and your family and will keep praying for you. And oh yeah-thanks to you we have a CoVID vaccine!
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@ 2021-06-14 18:54:07
Dear Tronald,
Your house is awesome. Does it have a Starbucks? If so, I’d like to have a Venti Grasshopper. Love to visit. Probably won’t. Yours Truly.