Politics State removes post highlighting Trump Mar-a-Lago resort

03:10  25 april  2017
03:10  25 april  2017 Source:   thehill.com

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A State Department website has removed a blog post about President Trump ’s Mar - a - Lago resort following criticism over ethical concerns. The blog, initially posted on ShareAmerica, a State Department platform used for sharing what it describes as "compelling stories

A State Department website has removed a blog post about President Trump ’s Mar - a - Lago resort following criticism over ethical concerns. The blog, initially posted on ShareAmerica

State Dept. website highlights history of Trump's Mar-a-Lago © Provided by The Hill State Dept. website highlights history of Trump's Mar-a-Lago

A State Department website has removed a blog post about President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort following criticism over ethical concerns.

The blog, initially posted on ShareAmerica, a State Department platform used for sharing what it describes as "compelling stories" detailed the history of Trump's "Winter White House."

It immediately led to concerns that the U.S. government was promoting Trump's private resort.

"The intention of the article was to inform the public about where the President has been hosting world leaders," the web page now reads. "We regret any misperception and have removed the post."

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State Department Removes Promotion of President Trump 's Mar - a - Lago Club From Its Website. A blog post on Share America, a website run by the U.S. Department of State , referred to the resort The post delved into the history of the site and highlights Trump ’s presidential activity at the estate.

WASHINGTON — The State Department has removed a blog post that touted President Donald Trump ’s personally owned private Florida club, Mar - a - Lago . The post was available to all embassies through Share America, a State Department program for U.S. embassies.

Ethics groups have warned about the potential conflict of interest presented by the private Florida resort.

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) tweeted asking the State Department on Monday, asking, "Why are taxpayer $$ promoting the President's private country club?"

CNN's Jake Tapper called the post a "shameless" promotion.

"Well, they're just shamelessly promoting his products on U.S. government, taxpayer-financed websites. And we know that Mar-a-Lago has benefited from President Trump being elected president," he said on CNN's "The Lead" on Monday.

The blog post was still live on the site for the State Department's embassy and consulates in the United Kingdom as of Monday evening.

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