With preparations underway at Mar-a-Lago for yet another visit by President Donald Trump, some members who pay $15,000 a year to enjoy the breathtaking private club that also happens to be Trump’s Palm Beach weekend home are mumbling they’re tired of the constraints placed upon them during the presidential stopovers.
The latest: One longtime member who asked that his name not be used because he believes his access to Trump could be severed if his name appears in the media said he and his fellow Mar-a-Lagoans are now banned from taking photos whenever Trump’s in the building.
“That’s something else they came up with over the past few days,” the source said. “We’ve been told security guards will go up to members taking photos and tell them to knock it off.
“Can you imagine? It’s your own club and you can’t take photos.”
The new rule comes in the wake of a previous edict two weeks ago that closed Mar-a-Lago to members who didn’t make a nearly-impossible reservation in advance of Trump’s trips.
So members with a dinner reservations can be vetted before the president arrives.