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Donald J. Trump
I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came … to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!feedback
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You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Mar-a-Lago. 84 people are quoted and you can read 122 citations of them about Mar-a-Lago. Donald J. Trump, David Kerner, Jeri Muoio and Bonnie Glaser, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Donald J. Trump said: “I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came … to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”.
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Peter Brock

We allow for a cocktail hour – an hour and a half, really [during the silent auction]. And we want people to have time to have a couple of glasses of wine, obviously, and try to raise the bids. People didn't have the appropriate amount of time.feedback

Laurie Glimcher - Dana-Farber

In the future we will avoid controversial venues that may distract from our focus on cancer care and research.feedback

Peter Brock

It was not a decision based on politics. The decision was based on the disruption on getting into Mar-a-Lago, because of all the security and hassle.feedback

Brant Woodward

The venues on the island are very, very limited. It's really not an option.feedback

Joseph D. Tydings

I just told the other members of my family that you can't win on this. You'll borrow for two generations to sue him ... I know Trump very well.feedback

Clive Cheesman

It couldn't be a clearer-cut case, actually. A coat of arms that was originally granted to Joseph Edward Davies in 1939 by the English heraldic authority ended up being used 10 or 15 years ago by the Trump Organization as part of its branding for its golf clubs. This got them into difficulty.feedback

Joseph D. Tydings

I know Trump very well. I knew him and the way he operates. And the way he operates, you don't sue Trump, because you'll be in court for years and years and years.feedback

Joseph D. Tydings

There are members of the family who wanted to sue him. I just told the other members of my family that you can't win on this.feedback

Dave Aitel - Immunity

Once you are at a low level of security it is hard to develop a secure network system. You basically have to start over.feedback

Jeremiah Grossman

[It's] bad, very bad. I'd assume the data is already stolen and systems compromised.feedback

Amanda Miller - The Trump Organization

Like virtually every other company these days, we are routinely targeted by cyber terrorists whose only focus is to inflict harm on great American businesses. While we will not comment on specific security measures, we are confident in the steps we have taken to protect our business and safeguard our information. Our teams work diligently to deploy best in class firewall and anti-vulnerability platforms with constant 24/7 monitoring.feedback

Dave Aitel - Immunity

Those networks all have to be crawling with foreign intruders, not just [Gizmodo and] ProPublica.feedback

Robert Graham

What you're describing is typical hotel security," but "it's pretty concerning.feedback

Molly Cain - CAP

Whether he's at Mar-a-Lago or Bedminster, we will hold President Trump accountable for lavishly spending taxpayer dollars at his own properties while trying to take healthcare away from 24 million people and doling out tax giveaways to the wealthiest Americans.feedback

Joe Scarborough

That's when Jared [Kushner] interrupted and said, Hey, you know what? I've got my license. I could marry you,' . They could have the President of the United States marry them.feedback

Mika Brzezinski - MSNBC

The White House that I grew up in was an amazing place. If it weren't Trump, it might be something to think about. The mental picture is just fascinating, but the reality is just . . . no. No, no, no, no, no.feedback

Mika Brzezinski - MSNBC

Halfway up the hill, he said he needed to sit down. We hadn't been feeling well, so I thought, Oh, poor guy, he can't make it up the hill.feedback

Ted Cruz

It appears that President Trump's discussions with President Xi at Mar-a-Lago had some beneficial impact. Time will tell.feedback

Mark Toner

We made the decision to pull this article down because there was some confusion about its intent. It was meant to provide historical information and context relevant to the conduct of U.S. diplomacy and was not intended to endorse or promote any private enterprise. Moving forward, in light of this story, we're going to consider whether any additional review of content is needed or appropriate.feedback

Norman Eisen

This idea of using government for private gain is metastasizing. It must be stopped.feedback

Norm Eisen

Perhaps because that was, to OGE's dismay, not punished, [Treasury secretary Steve] Mnuchin later did the same thing, promoting a film of his–and now this. It's illegality run rampant.feedback

Scott Amey

I can't believe that some ethics officer isn't raising concerns–even if it isn't a direct violation–and airing on the side of caution, saying, We really don't need to do this piece.feedback

John Wonderlich

Publishing promotional materials for the President's private business is clearly inappropriate, whether he is using it for official business or not. There is only one White House. If you're telling the story of Mar-a-Lago, it's the president's private business.feedback

Kathleen Clark

They represent violations of a federal ethics regulation which prohibits the use of public office to endorse a product or enterprise. Calling it the 'winter White House' appears to suggest that Mar-a-Lago has an official governmental role, which would appear to provide a governmental endorsement.feedback

John Miller

After the market reset in 2016, the first quarter results suggest more stable conditions. We are seeing sales rise in some of the markets.feedback

Thomas E. Perez

The cost of one trip to Mar-a-Lago would fund the White House logs database for 13 years. Your life is not going to improve if your family member, who has an opioid addiction, loses his health care. Your life isn't going to improve if an infrastructure bill doesn't have prevailing wage requirements. If you are running in rural Mississippi, do you hold the same criteria as if you're running in San Francisco? I think you'd be a fool to think that's all the same.feedback

Ted Yoho

It's costing him $60,000 a day when he comes down for extra care, but Palm Beach said they're going to put an extra tax for that. President Obama spent, what was it, $97 million in his eight years. . . . He went to Hawaii a lot. He went to Africa quite a bit. He went around the world. . . . He went to Africa, and he took their kids and friends and all that. Ninety-seven-million dollars in eight years, man.feedback

Jeff Flake

I wasn't critical of the last president or the president before that, for what they do in their off time. . . . I'm not going to tell the president where he can or cannot spend his weekends.feedback

Jeff Flake

I do wish that he would spend more time in Washington, D.C. That's what we have the White House for.feedback

Tom Fitton - Judicial Watch

His [Obama's] vacations to Hawaii cost millions of dollars. The political problem with President Trump, and the accountability problem, is after a period of time, the cost will be difficult for him to be able to defend. It doesn't help that we don't know what the [total] costs are because the Defense Department and Department of Homeland Security [which oversees the Secret Service] haven't gotten their act together to turn them over to us.feedback

K.T. McFarland

Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korea problem? We will see what happens!feedback

K.T. McFarland

Even in the last year, President Kim of North Korea has launched over 30 missiles. Most of them have failed. So it didn't come as a surprise to us. We were expecting something surrounding the birthday of his grandfather. It's like your kids in the back of the car on a long trip saying, When are we going to get there?' . Well, in this case, I think we should give the Chinese president some opportunities and some time, as well as pursuing the economic and diplomatic pressures that we have and that our allies have that we can bring to bear on North Korea.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

Politicians, including President Trump, seemed to have learned very little from an election in which anger toward them overtook all other emotions. Voters dismayed at the arrogance and dishonesty of politicians who forget whom they work for spurred 46 percent of the electorate to vote for an outsider precisely because he was not experienced.feedback

Stephen Lawson

These infractions were part of a routine inspection and were not complaint-based. The infractions were corrected on site, and the establishment was immediately brought into compliance.feedback

Tom Fitton - Judicial Watch

The best thing he can do is disclose the numbers and then make the case to taxpayers that it's worth it for him to travel there. It's a debatable point.feedback

Tom Fitton - Judicial Watch

It's the president's home. It's probably a nice way to visit with leaders and get to know them and to do some important business with them. So it's not the end of the world that he hosts the president of China, or anyone else, down there.feedback

Tom Sietsema

Trump, a reluctant hand-shaker who has been known to chew out double-dippers at parties, told CNN that the fast-food chains' cleanliness is part of their appeal. One bad hamburger, and you can destroy McDonald's,' said Trump, ever the businessman with an eye on the bottom line.feedback

Steve Schooner

This is a privately owned club that for all intents and purposes was just another golf property in Florida before, that almost now is something that Americans immediately recognize. Imagine what you would have to pay to get that kind of brand recognition. That's extraordinary.feedback

David Kerner

While he may treat it like it's the Southern White House, it's not.feedback

Steve Schooner

It's just another example of his consistent efforts to exploit public office for private gain. He's using his official office and the fact that people have to travel with him, meet him, and follow him to promote his commercial enterprise, in this case his privately owned club. I can't think of anything like this that we've seen at anytime in the modern era.feedback

Paul Zukunft

We have teams protecting the approaches to Mar-a-Lago on both coasts. We're also protecting in the air, as well. Is there a supplemental to support this? The answer is no.feedback

John Miller

The FAA has a strong incentive to work with us and help get some funding that will put a system in place that will appease the Secret Service.feedback

Ric Bradshaw

I had a personal conversation with the president in February and he understands. There is a system in place and, unfortunately, that involves Congress ... and that is not an easy thing to navigate through. I am sure they will get around to it.feedback

Bob Brink

Trump is costing this area so much money, a hell of a lot of money, and he doesn't seem to give a damn.feedback

Julian Detwiler

The fact that he comes down here, the fact he is involved in the community to this extent even though he is the president, I think that's great. There are costs associated with everything. It doesn't cost the country or the community more for him to (visit) than lots of other things we do. It keeps the economy going.feedback

David Kerner

We're very honoured to have the president here, but at the same time, his travel here is such high frequency he's not visiting Palm Beach County – he's governing from it. Whatever our priorities are, the taxpayers didn't pay this money to us to protect the president.feedback

Wilbur Ross

They recognize that shows our clear determination to crack down on this sort of activity.feedback

Zhang Haibin

The two have very different ambitions: Xi Jinping has global ambitions to lead the world and Trump is still stuck at the national level.feedback

Zhang Haibin

Trump's team is very anxious; they are facing a lot of resistance at home with Congress and protests. The two leaders' domestic political situation isn't the same: Xi Jinping is 'the core' and China is very stable. Trump has yet to establish his authority in the US and is facing a divided society.feedback

Li Yonghui

China needs to understand the attitude of the United States, Trump's real intentions and use that to form the basis of developing relations. Right now there's a lot of uncertainty in the relationship, and both countries need to find some common ground in this meeting. In economic terms, China may make certain concessions, but it's still unclear how far China will go.feedback

Bonnie Glaser

Xi does not need to get very much; the mere fact of the meeting looks good and will play well domestically in China. It demonstrates he has a good relationship with the new president and can maintain a stable relationship with the US.feedback

Charles Pittar

Historically, Los Angeles and New York have been the mainstays of (Chinese) demand.feedback

Kathleen Clark

The president's recurrent trips to Mar-a-Lago and other properties he owns, particularly with leaders that make the visits newsworthy, means he is in effect using the presidency to promote his business. He's a very effective marketer, and he's using the presidency as though it's just part of him being famous and doesn't come with other moral, if not legal, obligations. The combination of a perceived abuse of office to enrich himself and the irony of it happening while he is recommending deep budget cuts for public services – I think resentment will build.feedback

Hua Chunying

President Trump, after taking office, announced that Mar-a-Lago would be the winter White House. The U.S. proposal to hold the U.S.-China heads of state meeting there, I think, represents the importance that the U.S. side places on this meeting. China respects the U.S. side's arrangements.feedback

Eric Trump

You go back at it – all these foreign leaders remember their time in Crawford. They all talk about being there. That's how you get a deal done. Mar-a-Lago is an impressive place; it makes sense to be there. He's working. This is how he works.feedback

Max Baucus

What matters is that the two of them get together for a successful summit, even if it's on the moon. However, I do think that Mar-a-lago will probably help enhance conversation between the two of them. President Trump can show President Xi around, show him the digs. Trump is very proud of that, and President Xi will be interested in seeing all of that.feedback

Zhang Haibin

Chinese people love nepotism, we're very good at it. Chinese people have been using social networks and influential relationships to facilitate business and political dealings for thousands of years.feedback

Bonnie Glaser

Both these guys are strong willed people and overly self confident.feedback

Bonnie Glaser

It demonstrates he has a good relationship with the new president and can maintain a stable relationship with the US. Xi doesn't have any big asks, whereas Trump does.feedback

Bill Stanton

One of the worst case scenarios for Taiwan is a statement where, either by error or lack of preparation, Trump says something–or Xi says something that Trump doesn't contradict–that implies that they have reached a deal. What makes it so difficult is that there are so many different things going on, so many contradictions, so much incoherence: Trump contradicts himself, his secretaries contradict him, then they contradict each other. Who is preparing Trump and how prepare-able is he? Unless he has a script and he sticks to it, there's no way to know what he will say.feedback

Lo Chih-cheng

If he is serious about U.S. military influence in the region, then Taiwan is something you can't give up. The concern now is that if everything is on the table, then Taiwan may be on the table.feedback

Jason Hsu

Trump threw a few chips on the table, , But he did not reveal his whole hand.feedback

Michael Hewson - CMC Markets

Despite the solid gains seen so far this year, there is some evidence that the rally in U.S. markets is looking a little tired given President Trump's trials and tribulations in Congress. The reflation trade is likely to face a new test this week when President Trump entertains the Chinese leader Xi-Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago golf course in Florida, which in the words of President Trump himself could be a little 'difficult.feedback

Hugo Brennan - Verisk Maplecroft

Beijing has pushed the Mar-a-Lago option over a more formal affair at the White House. This suggests that the Chinese side want to reduce the scope for protocol blunders overshadowing the event. Expect personal gifts designed to please the man, rather than abstract offerings seeking to make a political statement a la Obama's bench.feedback

Chong Ja Ian

Having Xi not stay at Mar-a-Lago is indicative of China's desire not to be seen to be subject to U.S. demands, so any gift-giving is likely to follow a similar tone.feedback

Paul Christopher

The markets want to see that the president's efforts to prepare for tariffs are just mainly a negotiating ploy, and not a serious pre-commitment. If President Trump's already made up his mind that he's going to hit China with big tariffs, the market wants to know that now. We might get that sort of thing next week or we might not. Trade has not been a part of the market's rally since November. So far, they've only been talking about growth positives.feedback

Paul Christopher

The market's been reversing itself on Mexico and on NAFTA for some time. The initial reaction was the bludgeoning of Mexico and the peso. I think the market's anticipating a renegotiated NAFTA that's not so bad as people were fearing.feedback

Graham Allison

It may not be apparent when President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet beneath the towering palms and crystal chandeliers at Mar-a-Lago this coming week, but the nations they lead are on a collision course for war. An irresistibly rising China is challenging the United States’ accustomed dominance. Consider that the U.S. share of [].feedback

Wu Qian

We are willing to make joint efforts with the U.S. side ... so as to maintain a stable military-to-military relationship while striving to make new gains. The deployment of the THAAD system will definitely not make (South Korea) any safer. And secondly, the Chinese military's opposition to the THAAD system will definitely not be confined to just words.feedback

Sean Spicer

The president is very clear that he works seven days a week. This is where he goes to see his family. He brings people down there. This is part of being president.feedback

Tom Udall

People "deserved to know who has access to the president, how much it's costing to protect him and whether the Trump Organization is benefiting from that protection.feedback

John Wonderlich

If the Trump administration isn't going to continue a practice that was widely lauded by leaders across the political spectrum, Congress should mandate disclosure to guarantee public access to the visitor log records.feedback

Tom Udall

By refusing to release the White House visitor logs, President Trump is only validating the rampant concerns about who may be pulling the levers in his administration. The president should end his administration's disturbing pattern of stonewalling information and immediately reinstate the previous administration's policy of publishing White House visitor logs, and given President Trump's unprecedented decision to conduct official business at his private business properties, the Trump administration has an obligation to make public the visitor lists at places like Mar-a-Lago and Trump Tower.feedback

Sheldon Whitehouse

The American people need to know who has access to the White House if we're going to 'drain the swamp'. So far, all we've seen from the President is murk. His Administration has stonewalled congressional requests for information about his advisors and appointees' conflicts of interest.feedback

David Kerner

It's just devastation. I'm going to have to fight for those businesses in the county budget and maybe rent rebates or some sort of subsidy that way.feedback

Ashley Svarney

So far this year, the numbers are pretty good, but it's too early to tell. When people see the photos and video of the crystal clear blue skies, the turquoise waters, the beautiful homes, it may make them think more about visiting.feedback

David Kerner

I would never consider a proposal that says we're not going to use our county resources when the president's here. It's our patriotic duty. Its just unfair that burden should be borne alone. Those are real issues: keeping cops off the street and diminishing our opioid epidemic response. There's federal infrastructure coming in.feedback

Carol Canright

They'll start with the planes going over at 5:30 a.m. You have to turn up the volume to hear over it.feedback

Ric Bradshaw

I told him we were incurring these expenses, and he said, I'm going to take care of law enforcement. We were having a conversation, and he said, I'm a big supporter of law enforcement, you guys are doing a good job down here with the Secret Service, and I don't expect that you guys are doing it for free.' So he gets it, he knows what's happening.feedback

Jimmy Fallon

Meals on Wheels are out, but don't worry the gold trips to Mar-a-Lago every weekend, those will not stop.feedback

Jimmy Kimmel

There are a lot of cuts in the plan, including: PBS would be cut, Meals on Wheels would be cut, the National Endowment for the Arts would be cut. The guy who has three oil paintings of himself in his bathroom wants to cut the National Endowment for the Arts. And Meals on Wheels – how could that be? How can you cut Meals on Wheels? Meals on Wheels is out, but don't worry, the golf trips to Mar-a-Lago every weekend, those will not stop.feedback

Michael Mulvaney - Office of Management and Budget

They're supposed to help kids who don't get fed at home get fed so they do better in school. Guess what? There's no demonstrable evidence they're actually doing that.feedback

David S. Goodboy

I believe he was simply speaking to his fan base, you know, his constituents. The truth is he is pulling back on those statements, the way I see it.feedback

David S. Goodboy

He is invited. Whether he comes or not is in the air. I hope so. It would be great P.R. for us.feedback

Adrian de Valois-Franklin

It's our debut to the U.S. markets. We've heard he'll be in attendance at Mar-a-Lago – coming in on Friday.feedback

Sarah Chaulk - Columbus

Mr. Obama went on so many vacations and played golf every week. The news media can say, Trump went to Mar-a-Lago,' and their hair catches on fire. But if they will look at this honestly – and I'm all for the truth – they'll see Trump is just using his own resources and money to take care of things. It doesn't bother me one bit.feedback

Elaine Kent

And when Michelle Obama and her friends went to Spain and spent millions of dollars on a vacation? They did so much nickel-and-diming of taxpayers. When they say 'Mar-a-Lago,' that's not a vacation. He's wearing suits – he's clearly working. It stuns me that they say he's 'on vacation.' I say, What vacation?feedback

Kathleen Walter

Are we getting some attention because we have a famous neighbour? For sure. But this has always been an alluring community and I think there are a lot of residents here who are happy.feedback

Sarah Mooney

When one side of the neighborhood had an incident the other side would be next. We tried to do almost home visit type interventions to keep things from getting worse.feedback

Ricky Aiken

Trump is a guy who lives over there. If he is serious about making changes in the inner cities, he would be welcome. But people like him tend to avoid communities like mine. Things are better but we're not there yet. A lot of kids grow up in West Palm Beach thinking that crime is kind of what you are expected to do. They don't have role models in the community. There are no father figures. I talk to people all the time who would never cross the bridge out of fear of being stopped, arrested. It's never happened to me, but I understand that fear.feedback

Jeri Muoio

Since 2007 our crime rate has steadily gone down. There will always be peaks,spikes that happen. Overall there is a significant downward trend.feedback

John Smykla

They're very community-centric. They are willing to innovate and try new things. The result is that citizen complaints are down...on both sides of the fence.feedback

Jeri Muoio

We're a very different place from Chicago. We did have a spike in 2015 ... it was very upsetting to us all. Young black men shooting young black men.feedback

Jeri Muoio

He might come here to come to the performing arts center or have dinner at some of our marvelous restaurants. That's about it.feedback

Jeri Muoio

We don't have traditional gangs, or ongoing gang activity. Back in the day when guns were not as readily available there would be fights. Now, unfortunately, young people have access to guns and use them.feedback

Eric Danziger - Trump Hotel Collection

There are 26 major metropolitan areas in the U.S., and we're in five. I don't see any reason that we couldn't be in all of them eventually.feedback

Charlotte Triggs

So in 2005 she was covering a story at Mar-a-lago with Donald and Melania about their anniversary. And she said that while Melania was upstairs changing, and of course Melania out was pregnant at the time, Donald wanted to show her around the compound. And so he took her into a room and closed the door, and then he threw her up against the wall and kissed her against her will. And she was so shocked that she honestly didn't know what to do.feedback

Hope Hicks

Tony Senecal has not worked at Mar-a-Lago for years, but nevertheless we totally and completely disavow the horrible statements made by him regarding the president and first family.feedback

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