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Trump plans gala at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday night, again renting a ballroom from himself

Trump plans gala at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday night, again renting a ballroom from himself

President Donald Trump's posh Mar-a-Lago Club is set to host a high-priced gala on Saturday night intended to celebrate Trump's first year in office and raise money for his reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee.

Tickets start at $100,000 per couple, Bloomberg News reported.

The guest of honor, however, will not be there. With the government shut down and Congress in negotiations, Trump postponed his scheduled departure from Washington. But he will still make money.

By holding the event at his own club, Trump will be able to collect tens of thousands of dollars in fees for food, ballroom rental and other costs. In effect, he will have transformed his...

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