President Trump invites bystanders from motorcade to Mar-a-Lago

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President Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago Club in Florida was cited by state inspectors for being in poor condition.

The two main kitchens at Mar-a-Lago were cited for 15 food violations during a state inspection on November 8, while the property's on-site bed and breakfast was cited for two "high-priority lodging violations", the Miami Herald reported.

Trump's club, located on a beachfront property where the historic main house was built in the 1920s for Post cereals heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, was cited on November 8 for two violations deemed high-priority: the lack of smoke detectors capable of alerting the hearing impaired through flashing bright lights; and slabs of concrete missing from a staircase, exposing steel a reinforcing bar that could cause a fall.

Inspectors reprimanded the club for failing to track the freshness of foods, with the kitchen receiving 15 violations, the Daily Mail reports. The club was re-checked on November 17 and met standards, a report said.

Authorities found expired curry sauce, while the milk was stored at 49 degrees Fahrenheit instead of 41 degrees.

Two of the kitchens at the resort were also written up for a total of 15 violations, including the improper storage and tracking of potentially hazardous foods.

The White House has not denied that Trump said the word "s-thole", though Trump did push back on some depictions of the meeting.

The increase in health violations may have to do with the fact Trump no longer runs Mar-A-Lago in the same capacity he did before becoming president.

As the president's motorcade was returning to his Mar-a-Lago resort, he invited a number of bystanders from the motorcade route to meet him at the club.

Trump used to be involved in the day-to-day operations, but as he jumped into presidential politics, so did the number of health violations.

A subsequent inspection confirmed that Mar-a-Lago had taken the appropriate actions to correct these violations by Nov 17.

In 2015, there were only two violations in the kitchens.

Homeland Security handed out $580 million in Urban Area Security Initiative funds in the 2017 budget year, including about $5.2 million for South Florida.



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