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Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago loses State Department promotion posting

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The State Department has removed its promotional posting about President Donald Trump‘s Florida resort, after a storm of ethics criticism. In an April 4 blog post that was republished by several U.S. embassies abroad, Mar-a-Lago was described as “Trump’s Florida estate,” where he has hosted foreign leaders. “By visiting this ‘winter White House,’ Trump is belatedly fulfilling the dream of Mar-a-Lago’s original owner and designer,” the post said. Left unsaid: Mar-a-Lago is part of Trump’s business empire. After his election,…

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Business promotion and politics par for Donald Trump’s golf tour

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Donald Trump moved from hole to hole on his wind-swept Scotland golf course Saturday, not a club in hand but promotion on his mind, extolling North Sea views that are among “the great sights of the world.” He squeezed in commentary about the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union and Hillary Clinton‘s tax policies. And when the abbreviated tour of Trump International Golf Links ended at the clubhouse, Trump ditched the pack of reporters trampling on his fairways, hopped into…

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Rick Scott planning trade trip to United Kingdom

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is probably going to be heading abroad on a trade trip. Enterprise Florida officials announced Wednesday Scott is expected to attend an international air show in the United Kingdom this July. Since becoming governor Scott has routinely taken trips to air shows that are held in Paris and London. An Enterprise Florida spokesman later said a final decision hasn’t been made on the trip to the Farnborough International Air Show. Scott may also make a trip…

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