Trump postpones Mar-a-Lago fundraiser until spending bill vote


The White House said Friday morning that President Trump will stick around the capital until the Senate votes on a spending bill instead of jetting off to a ritzy $100,000-a-couple fundraiser at Mar-a- Lago.

The commander-in-chief had hoped to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his first year in the Oval Office Saturday with fat cat pals at his golf resort, and may still leave on Saturday morning if a bill is passed Friday.

About 100 people were expected to attend the pricey event, to be hosted by Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel and billionaire Las Vegas casino big Steve Wynn.

Trump in a morning tweet urged lawmakers to pass the short-term spending bill — and took a shot at Democrats as the blame game over a potential shutdown between the two parties intensified.

“Government Funding Bill past [sic] last night in the House of Representatives. Now Democrats are needed if it is to pass in the Senate — but they want illegal immigration and weak borders. Shutdown coming? We need more Republican victories in 2018!” he wrote.

Democrats oppose the bill even though it includes funding over six years for a popular childhood health care program because it does not protect the Dreamers — illegal immigrants who were brought to the US as children but who were protected from deportment by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

They also remain angry that Trump promised to sign a bi-partisan immigration reform bill during an Oval Office sit-down earlier this month — only to do an about face and angrily reject the bipartisan bill when it was presented to him.

Trump has visited at least one of his properties on 38 of the first 52 weekends in office, including 12 at Mar-a-Lago, not counting this weekend, USA Today reported.


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