Donald Trump hotel ‘makes $420,000 selling access to President-elect for New Year’s Eve party’


A hotel resort owned by Donald Trump is reported to have made hundreds of thousands of dollars selling tickets to a New Year’s party attended by the President-elect amid mounting concerns about potential conflicts of interests affecting the next administration.
Mar-a-Lago, the Trump-owned members-only luxury resort in Florida’s Palm Beach, which each year sells tickets to flashy parties it throws on holidays and special occasions, reportedly held a cocktail hour on Saturday night, followed by dinner and dancing until 1am, with the chance to meet Mr Trump during the event.
On Friday, Mr Trump’s incoming White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, told a press conference the party was already “sold out”, with more than 800 people scheduled to attend – amounting to ticket proceeds of around $420,000​

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