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Mar-a-Lago Club billing from 2018 visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo visit

Updated Oct 27, 2020 at 1:23 PM EST

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First page: A bill from President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club shows how — when Trump invited Japanese leader Shinzo Abe to Mar-a-Lago for a summit in 2018 — Trump’s club billed the U.S. government for even the smallest elements of the event. The first item on the list is a charge from a meeting where Trump and Abe met in the club’s living room, and ate no food. Mar-a-Lago charged the government for their water. Second page: A bill to the U.S. government from the Mar-a-Lago Club, showing $6,000 in charges for floral arrangements while Trump hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a summit at the private club. Bills like this one, newly obtained by The Washington Post, show Trump’s decision to hold summits at his club allowed his business to charge the government for food, hotel rooms and increasingly elaborate floral arranFirst page: A bill from President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club shows how — when Trump invited Japanese leader Shinzo Abe to Mar-a-Lago for a summit in 2018 — Trump’s club billed the U.S. government for even the smallest elements of the event. The first item on the list is a charge from a meeting where Trump and Abe met in the club’s living room, and ate no food. Mar-a-Lago charged the government for their water. Second page: A bill to the U.S. government from the Mar-a-Lago Club, showing $6,000 in charges for floral arrangements while Trump hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a summit at the private club. Bills like this one, newly obtained by The Washington Post, show Trump’s decision to hold summits at his club allowed his business to charge the government for food, hotel rooms and increasingly elaborate floral arrangements.