After Open Briefing on North Korea, Trump Dropped In On Wedding of Top Donor’s Son
President Trump decided to pop in on a wedding at his Mar-a-Lago club this weekend, and his appearance came only a few minutes after his impromptu summit to address the news out of North Korea.
Trump was hosting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this weekend, though their dinner together took an unexpected turn when it became a conference on North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test. Trump and Abe began reviewing classified documents and discussing strategy in response to the news, though their national security briefing stayed in the club’s main dining room, where club members were free to look on, take pictures, and meet with Trump’s personnel.
After Trump and Abe gave a joint presser on North Korea, the president brought the prime minister to the Grand Ballroom so he could partake in a wedding that night at the club. Trump eventually grabbed the microphone and offered well-wishes to newlyweds Carl Henry Lindner IV and Vanessa Jane Falk.
“I saw them out on the lawn today. I said to the Prime Minister of Japan, I said, ‘C’mon Shinzo, let’s go over and say hello,'” said Trump. “They’ve been members of this club for a long time. They’ve paid me a fortune.”
Lindner’s father, Carl III, is co-CEO of the American Financial Group, and the older Lindner contributed $100,000 to multiple pro-Trump super PACs during the 2016 election.
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