As a reward and as an investment, Trump purchased Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, a magnificent estate created by cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post in the 1920s. A business setback in the 1990s forced him to turn it into a luxury resort. His became the first country club in Palm Beach to open membership to Jews and African-Americans.
Wintering in Palm Beach was something Trump earned.
Only after he succeeded in life, did Donald Trump seek the presidency.
Then there is Barack Obama, a man who built nothing and did nothing prior to running for office. He wrote two books, did he?
Trump wrote 18.
Which leads me to this story in the Daily Mail:
President Obama will be jetting out of Washington DC immediately after Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday and heading to a much warmer climate.
It has been revealed that for his first vacation after he leaves the White House, Obama and his wife Michelle along with their two daughters Malia and Sasha will be heading to sunny Palm Springs, California.
TMZ reports that the family will board a helicopter after leaving the Capitol on Friday which will take them to Andrews Air Force Base, where they will board a government plane for the trip out west.
It will only be a one-way flight however, with the Obamas having to pay for their own tickets home at the end of the trip.
There is a good chance that the Obamas could be staying at the home of Michael Smith and James Costos.
Smith has been the interior designer for the Obamas since they entered the White House, and Costos is a former HBO executive who in 2013 was named the United States ambassador to Spain.
The Obamas have stayed in the couple's Rancho Mirage home numerous times in the past when they traveled to Palm Springs.
The 11,000-square-foot home was featured in an issue of Architectural Digest back in 2015, which revealed that the residence was purchased as a weekend retreat for the couple.As an over-rated community organizer once said, You Did Not Built This.
By the way, the Clintons and the Obamas mooched off friends to vacation in Martha's Vineyard. Both Bushes and Reagan went to their own vacation places.
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