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Dentro do local de casamento da Tiffany's Mar-a-Lago com salão de baile coberto de folha de ouro

SINCE Donald Trump departed the White House in January, seus extensos 20 acres, 128-room Mar-a-Lago, no sul da Flórida, tornou-se sua principal base de operações.

But as he mulls over a run for president in 2024, his youngest daughter Tiffany has taken over the Palm Beach resort to get hitched.

Tiffany Trump is wedding her billion beau Michael Boulos this weekend

Tiffany Trump is wedding her billion beau Michael Boulos this weekendCrédito: Instagram
Trump has lent his youngest daughter his sprawling estate for her big day

Trump has lent his youngest daughter his sprawling estate for her big dayCrédito: Instagram / Stuart Watts
The oceanfront resort is now said to be worth around $160 milhão

The oceanfront resort is now said to be worth around $160 milhãoCrédito: Getty
The estate's lavish design draws influence from Italy and European palaces

The estate’s lavish design draws influence from Italy and European palacesCrédito: Getty
It boasts gold-plated walls and ceilings

It boasts gold-plated walls and ceilingsCrédito: Getty

The US Sun exclusively revealed how the 29-year-old and her billionaire fiancé Michael Boulos have opted for an intimate affair.

The couple hand-picked less than 300 attendees in the hopes of keeping the focus on them during their special day.

We revealed that Tiffany’s lavish bridal shower followed the same suit – com apenas 20 close family and friends invited to celebrate the bride.

A host of high-profile guests have headed to the historical Mar-a-Lago resort for the wedding this weekend.

Over the last six months, Trump has hosted a bevy of GOP banquets and balls at the residence.

Mar-a-Lago, que se traduz do espanhol para significar “mar a lago”, foi originalmente construído entre 1924 e 1927 para a herdeira de cereais Marjorie Merriweather Post.

Seu design luxuoso atrai influência de Florença e Veneza e possui tetos e paredes folheados a ouro e uma vista panorâmica do oceano.

With her life nearing an end, and fearful the home would be demolished after her death, Post donated the home to the US government in 1972 hoping the property would be used as theWinter Whitehouse.

The federal government was initially lukewarm about the proposal but accepted the gift after Post agreed to cover the maintenance costs. She died the following year.

Depois da morte dela, the government found out the extent of the extortionate upkeep costs – $1 million annually. They then returned the gift to the Post Foundation in 1980.

The family later listed the estate on the market for $20 million but suitors proved hard to come by and permission was sought to raze it to the ground.

Então, no 1985, Diz-se que Trump estava andando na traseira de um táxi em Palm Beach, procurando propriedades adequadas quando seu motorista o informou sobre o resort Mar-a-Lago.

Dentro de dias, Trump rastreou o local, sua origem, e seus donos, depois lembrando: “Eu sabia que tinha que ser meu.”

He first launched a bid of $15 million that was quickly rebuffed by the Post family.

Não stranger to the art of the deal, Trump instead purchased the beach at the front of the property for $2 million and threatened to build on it unless the Posts agreed to sell him the estate at a heavily discounted price.

Trump’s strong-arming had the desired effect, with the family agreeing to sell the estate and all of its antique contents for just $8 milhão – a fraction of what it cost to build and what it’s estimated to be worth now.

De acordo com um 2018 Relatório da Forbes, Trump’s Mar-a-Lago is believed to be worth at least $160 milhão.

Tiffany with Lara and Ivanka at her lavish bridal shower

Tiffany with Lara and Ivanka at her lavish bridal showerCrédito: Twitter
Trump bought Mar-a-Lago for just $8 million in 1985

Trump bought Mar-a-Lago for just $8 million in 1985Crédito: Rex
A portrait of Trump called 'The Visionairy' hangs in Mar-a-Lago

A portrait of Trump called ‘The Visionairyhangs in Mar-a-LagoCrédito: Alamy
One of the estate's function rooms is seen above

One of the estate’s function rooms is seen aboveCrédito: Getty
The property was donated to the US government who later returned it

The property was donated to the US government who later returned itCrédito: Getty
Membership in the 1990s was said to cost around $50,000. But since Trump's election, it has soared to $200,000

Membership in the 1990s was said to cost around $50,000. But since Trump’s election, it has soared to $200,000Crédito: Getty
It was built between 1924 e 1927 para a herdeira de cereais Marjorie Merriweather Post

It was built between 1924 e 1927 para a herdeira de cereais Marjorie Merriweather PostCrédito: WIKI Commons

True to Trump style, after securing the keys to the property, a number of renovations were made to the building including a 20,000 square foot ballroom that was coated with $7 million worth of gold leaf.

Golden sinks were also installed in the ballroom’s bathrooms.

‘THE VISIONAIRY

Então, no 1989, famed portrait painter Ralph Wolfe Cowan painted a portrait of Trump that came to be titledThe Visionary”.

Rather than depicted in one of his famous suits, Wolfe decided to give Trumpmore of a Florida look”, portraying him in tennis whites.

Trump’s butler, Anthony Senecal, told the New York Times in 2016 how Mar-a-Lago’s library was also paneled withcenturies-old British oak and filled with rare first-edition books that no one in the family ever read.

But the Trump family empire came into financial difficulties in the early 1990s, with several of his companies, including Trump’s airline and casino, going bankrupt.

To stave off the debt collectors, Trump sold off his casinos, a yacht, an airline, and the Plaza Hotel. Mar-a-Lago, with its crippling annual upkeep costs, seemed destined to be heading the same way.

Then came an idea. Trump announced plans to transform the home into a private members club and promised to carry out sensitive restoration work at the property.

The grand estate was slammed by critics for its gaudy appearance when it was first built

The grand estate was slammed by critics for its gaudy appearance when it was first builtCrédito: Getty
A chandelier hangs from a ceiling of gold

A chandelier hangs from a ceiling of goldCrédito: Getty
Trump announced plans to transform the home into a private members club in the 1990s

Trump announced plans to transform the home into a private members club in the 1990sCrédito: Getty

Local officials approved the plans. The restoration work also allowed Trump to claim a huge tax break in the form of a conservation easementhelping him to weather the storm of his own financial turbulence.

MONEYMAKER

The club opened in April 1995 and has since turned Mar-a-Lago from a money-pit into a money-making juggernaut.

Membership in the 1990s was said to cost around $50,000. But since Trump’s election, it has soared to $200,000, in addition to other fees including an annual charge of $14,000 com um $2,000 minimum dining fee.

Trunfo, unlike other Palm Beach clubs at the time, also welcomed Jewish, African-American, and openly gay members to Mar-a-Lago when it first opened.

Throughout his four years in office, Trump regularly visited Mar-a-Lago, whether it be to play a round of golf or host dinners for foreign dignitaries, such as Chinese President Xi Jinping.

No total, he spent 141 days at Mar-a-Lago during his one presidential term.

The club opened in April 1995 and has since turned Mar-a-Lago from a money-pit into a money-making juggernaut

The club opened in April 1995 and has since turned Mar-a-Lago from a money-pit into a money-making juggernautCrédito: AFP ou licenciantes
Melania and Trump are pictured together inside the club

Melania and Trump are pictured together inside the clubCrédito: Getty
Trump hosted a number of foreign dignitaries at the resort during his time in office

Trump hosted a number of foreign dignitaries at the resort during his time in officeCrédito: Reuters
Trump is said to be eyeing up other properties in the area

Trump is said to be eyeing up other properties in the areaCrédito: Getty Images – Getty

Such frequent visits are estimated to have cost US taxpayers up to $1 million per day, and led to then-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer referring to the property for the first time as theWinter Whitehouse.

His presence also caused a nightmare for the nearby Palm Beach International Airport, because when he was in town, the club, situated directly beneath a flight path, was considered a no-flying zonegrounding dozens of planes.

After losing the 2020 eleição, Trump left the White House for Mar-a-Lago on the morning of his successor’s inauguration, where he has remained for the most part since, leaving briefly for Bedminster, New Jersey during Florida’s hurricane season.

The move angered some locals who penned a letter to the town council in December 2020, requesting that a 1993 agreement prohibiting any club member – including Trump – from staying at the property for more than three weeks a year be duly enforced. The measure, porém, was rejected.

‘ZOO ANIMALS

In his forthcoming book, Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency, journalist Michael Wolff claims Trump and wife Melania are gawked atlike zoo animalswhile they dine out on the resort’s patio.

Wolff describes the pair’s life at the Palm Beach estate asold-fashioned”, complete with wine tasting, Croquet Singles, and themed food nights.

Guests liked many members of the GOP, reportedly fawn over Trump as he walks the halls, seeking his favor.

They reportedlyrise from their seats to applaud the arrival of the former first couple to the dining areaeach evening, according to Wolff.

Numerous reports say the atmosphere at the club has soured a little since Trump’s election loss and the tumultuous end to his presidency, which culminated with a historic second impeachment trial.

Enquanto isso, he’s said to be shopping around for more property in South Florida.

O majority of the Trump clan have also followed his lead in relocating to Florida from DC, with Eric Trump, Ivanka, and Don. Jr all recently snapping up lavish properties nearby.

After losing the 2020 eleição, Trump left the White House for Mar-a-Lago on the morning of his successor's inauguration

After losing the 2020 eleição, Trump left the White House for Mar-a-Lago on the morning of his successor’s inaugurationCrédito: Getty
Many of Trump's children have also made the move to Florida

Many of Trump’s children have also made the move to FloridaCrédito: AFP

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