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

03:10  25 april  2017
03:10  25 april  2017 Source:   The Hill

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The official website of the State Department's embassy and consulates in the United Kingdom features a blog post dedicated to the history of what it calls President Trump 's "Winter White House." The blog, posted on April 5, details the history of the Mar - a - Lago resort in Florida and notes that the founder

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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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Mar - a - Lago (English pronunciation: /mɑɹ.ə.lɑ.goʊ/) is an estate and National Historic Landmark in Palm Beach, Florida, built from 1924 to 1927 by heiress and socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post . Post envisioned the house as a future winter retreat for American presidents and foreign dignitaries

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.

Groups File Ethics Complaint Over State Dept. Mar-a-Lago Blog Post .
Ethics groups have filed complaints over a blog post written by a bureau of the State Department that used glowing language to describe Mar-a-Lago.The complaint, filed Tuesday with the Office of Government Ethics by the group Common Cause, is in response to a blog post published on the State Department's ShareAmerica website that referred to Mar-a-Lago as the "winter White House" and noted that it is open to paying members.

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