Trump’s ‘Winter White House’: A Peek at the Exclusive Members’ List at Mar-a-Lago – NYTimes.com

Demand for membership, and its price, have risen at President Trump’s Florida resort, raising concerns in some quarters about access that only the superwealthy and influential could obtain.

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE, MAGGIE HABERMAN and ERIC LIPTON
FEBRUARY 18, 2017

On any given weekend, you might catch President Trump’s son-in-law and top Mideast dealmaker, Jared Kushner, by the beachside soft-serve ice cream machine, or his reclusive chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, on the dining patio. If you are lucky, the president himself could stop by your table for a quick chat. But you will have to pay $200,000 for the privilege — and the few available spots are going fast.

Virtually overnight, Mar-a-Lago, Mr. Trump’s members-only Palm Beach, Fla., club, has been transformed into the part-time capital of American government, a so-called winter White House where Mr. Trump has entertained a foreign head of state, health care industry executives and other presidential guests.

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