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Trump Was a No-Show, But Vanilla Ice Was Among NYE Guests at Mar-A-Lago

Not liking the way your wife redecorated your bedroom is the perfect excuse to blow off your own New Year’s Eve party (when the real reason is that you’re worried about getting prosecuted in New York) at your own private estate that’s already been hosting plenty of holiday superspreader events. Because not enough people have caught the coronavirus from the real White House, they just had to go looking to get it at what the Trump campaign tries to call the “Winter White House”, Mar-A-Lago.

While Individual Number One sulked in a bedroom he hated, the more than 500 guests partied like it wasn’t 2020 with no masks. Guests angled for selfies with the likes of Rudy Giuliani and Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro, along with personalities from the right-wing television network OANN. And while Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner weren’t in attendance, Eric Trump and his wife, Lara, partied among the maskless despite just having had tucked their young children into bed.

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And Donald Trump, Jr attended with his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, who was unfortunately captured singing along with Vanilla Ice. Also in attendance, the Beach Boys without Brian Wilson but with Mike Love, which is not the same thing.

 

Matt “Rick Putz” Gaetz was also there because he still thinks the elder Trump is going to love him like a son someday should anything happen to Don Jr.

 

Tables were set for 10 people, with no social distancing, and were clustered in the ballroom. The menu consisted of “Mr. Trump’s Wedge Salad” — the club has kept “Mr. Trump” instead of “President Trump” on the dish — cheese tortellini and Wagyu beef.

Many guests and entertainers were left disappointed upon learning late Wednesday that Trump would be leaving Florida early. Ticket prices for the New Year’s Eve gala have steadily increased since Trump took office, and reached up to $1,000 this year. Trump had been expected to attend as late as Wednesday, but by the evening, word had emerged that he and the first lady would be departing early the next day. Trump remained largely out of sight during his stay as he fixated on the election results and the January 6 effort to delay certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

 



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