Trump to celebrate one-year inauguration anniversary at Mar-a-Lago gala

Ceria Alfonso
Enero 20, 2018

US President Donald Trump has called off plans to travel to Florida today as Congress seeks an 11th hour compromise to avert a federal government shutdown due to lack of funds, the White House said.

President Trump will mark the one-year anniversary of his January 20 inauguration on Saturday at a celebration at the Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., according to a new report.

The President had been planning to spend the weekend at Mar-a-Lago for the one-year anniversary of his inauguration and is hosting a Saturday night fundraising soiree with $100,000 tickets.

The optics of being in Mar-a-Lago during a government shutdown would be awful, the official said, but so far the contingency plan being most discussed is delaying departure until Saturday.

The gala is being hosted by Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel and gambling magnate Steve Wynn, according to reports.

Mike Pence, the vice president, will still travel to the Middle East on Friday night regardless of a government shutdown, his office has said.

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Trump is scheduled to depart Washington in the 4 p.m. hour Friday. He will visit Egypt, Israel and Jordan.

The idea is that if the Senate passes the continuing resolution to keep the government open Friday, the President could then tweet that he will sign the continuing resolution.

Republicans have dubbed the potential funding cut-off the "Schumer shutdown" after Chuck Schumer, the most senior Democrat in the Senate.

A bitter fight broke out on the Senate floor shortly after the House passage and was expected to continue on Friday.

The President, meanwhile, continued to push to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico that many lawmakers do not want as part of any immigration deal.

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