The grifter's club : Trump, Mar-a-Lago, and the selling of the presidency
—Blaskey, Sarah, author.
Book
2020
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An astonishing look inside the gilded gates of Mar-a-Lago, the palatial resort where President Trump conducts government business with little regard for ethics, security, or even the law. Donald Trump's opulent Palm Beach club Mar-a-Lago has thrummed with scandal since the earliest days of his presidency. Long known for its famous and wealthy clientele, the resort's guest list soon started filling with political operatives and power-seekers. Meanwhile, as Trump re-branded Mar-a-Lago "the Winter White House" and began spending weekends there, state business spilled out into full view of the club's members, and vast sums of taxpayer money and political donations began flowing into its coffers, and into the pockets of the president. The Grifter's Club is a breakthrough account of the impropriety, intrigue, and absurdity that has been on display in the place where the president is at his most relaxed. In these pages, a team of prizewinning Miami Herald journalists reveal the activities and motivations of the strange array of charlatans and tycoons who populate its halls. Some peddle influence, some seek inside information, and some just want to soak up the feeling of unfettered access to the world's most powerful leaders. With the drama of an expose and the edgy humor of a Carl Hiaasen novel, The Grifter's Club takes you behind the velvet ropes of this exclusive club and into its bizarre world of extravagance and scandal.

Item Details
Subjects:
Mar-A-Lago National Historic Site (Palm Beach, Fla.)
Political corruption -- United States.
Trump, Donald, 1946-
United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-
Other Authors:
Nehamas, Nicholas, author.
Ostroff, Caitlin, author.
Weaver, Jay (Journalist), author.
ISBN:
9781541756953
Edition:
First edition.
Description:
245 pages ; 25 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
Prologue: intruder in the White House
Kissing the ring
Better than sex
King of the swamp
The winter White House
The man in charge
"It's just nukes"
Over Hamilton's dead body
The gatekeepers
A problem in Florida
"The girl who others would envy"
"Prince" Charles
Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band
Snow on the ground
"Friendly, cheerful oriental ladies"
A woman called Veronica
"Something nefarious"
Epilogue: pandemic at the disco.
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