Mar-a-Lago diplomacy and free publicity

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Secret Service agents tidy-up President Trump's limousines
as they wait for him at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida
Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

President Trump's summit meeting with China's President Xi Jinping starts today at Mar-a-Lago — Mr. Trump's ultra-luxurious club for members only, now being called "the Winter White House." It's a daily subject of extensive news coverage — and free publicity. That raises ethics questions and tarnishes the conduct of American diplomacy according to Robert Weissman. He's president of Public Citizen, the nonprofit government watchdog founded by Ralph Nader.