Mar-A-Lago To Host Large Fundraiser Despite Virus

The Palm Beach Post reports:

Hours after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested that cities consider limiting large gatherings — more than 250 people — to curb the spread of coronavirus, a local dog-rescue charity said it is moving forward with a sold-out fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago expected to draw over 700 people including President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump.

Big Dog Ranch Rescue, the nation’s largest cage-free, no-kill dog rescue based in Loxahatchee Groves, will not cancel its annual Wine, Women & Shoes fundraiser at the president’s private club on Saturday despite other charities calling-off events in Palm Beach and the town canceling four public meetings.

The Trumps have shown little fear of the highly contagious illness. Trump also hosted over 1,000 supporters at two fundraisers at Mar-a-Lago last weekend, shaking hands with VIP donors in Mar-a-Lago’s smaller, gilded ballroom.

Last night Palm Beach County reported its first two cases of coronavirus.