Mar-a-Lago Man Poses With Aide Carrying Nuclear Codes
- Author: Larry Hoffman Feb 13, 2017,
Feb 13, 2017, 23:45
"It was fascinating to watch the flurry of activity at dinner when the news came that North Korea had launched a missile in the direction of Japan".
As the Post's David Fahrenthold points out, membership at Mar-a-Lago (now known as the "Winter White House"), starts at $200,000.
DeAgazio - who likely does not have the security clearance to access this information - was more than happy to explain in the now-deleted Facebook posts what the nuclear football is, alongside a play-by-play of events in comments on some of his now-private photos.
Reached by The Washington Post on Monday, DeAgazio said the fact that Trump chose to stay outside for his meeting with Abe, "with the members", shows "he's a man of the people".
'The Prime Minister Abe of Japan huddles with his staff and the President is on the phone with Washington DC. the two world leaders then conferred and then went into another room for hastily arranged press conference.
In just one dinner service at his Mar-a-Lago club, President Donald Trump managed to blunder through the basics of national security, making Hillary Clinton's private email server scandal look like an etiquette faux pas.
'He chooses to be out on the terrace, with the members.
Actually, no. The notion that Mar-a-Lago members were at "the center of the action!" as a major national security crisis unfolded should be horrifying to all Americans.
Over the weekend, Trump was entertaining Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Florida club. Trump also announced that he was allowing Abe to stay at Mar-a-Lago for free as a gift to the Japanese Prime Minister, which only served to underscore the inherent problem of having any foreign leader stay at one of his venues. DeAgazio looked over at the president's table.
'I thought he handled it very calmly, and very presidentially'.
DeAgazio told The Post that, after Trump and Abe had spoken for a few minutes, they left the open terrace and spent about 10 minutes in private before conducting a joint news conference at about 10:30 p.m. "He didn't say anything to me". It just shows that he's a man of the people, ' he said. "You can't hear", DeAgazio said, because of the background music and other diners' chatter.
A few reports, including a New York Times article from last Sunday that graced us with the image of Trump aimlessly wandering the halls of the White House in a robe, have believably suggested that Trump has been frustrated and bewildered by the scale of his new job, his administration's early failures, and the rolling laugh track that has accompanied and will continue to accompany this presidency.