Mar-a-Lago Machine: Trump as a Modern-Day Party Boss

From a New York Times story by Shane Goldmacher headlined “Mar-a-Lago Machine: Trump as a Modern-Day Party Boss”:

PALM BEACH, Fla. — On any given night, Donald J. Trump will stroll onto the patio at Mar-a-Lago and say a few words from a translucent lectern, welcoming whatever favored candidate is paying him for the privilege of fund-raising there.

“This is a special place,” Mr. Trump said on one such evening in February at his private club. “I used to say ‘ground zero’ but after the World Trade Center we don’t use that term anymore. This is the place where everybody wants to be.”