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Trump buddy Bill Belichick is a Mar-a-Lago member

A view of Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s property in Palm Beach, Fla.
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A view of Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s property in Palm Beach, Fla.

It turns out extreme vetting doesn’t just apply to immigrants. In a story about Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s winter White House in Palm Beach, Fla., The New York Times reports that prospective club members are scrutinized before being admitted. “People are now even more interested in becoming members. But we are very careful in vetting them,” said Bernd Lembcke, the club’s managing director. Apparently there was nothing disqualifying in Bill Belichick’s background because the Patriots head coach appears on membership lists obtained by the Times. We’re not surprised since Belichick is good buddies with the Republican president and last year his girlfriend, Linda Holliday, posted a picture on Instagram of Belichick and Trump at Mar-a-Lago. It’s not clear how long Belichick has been a member. After Trump was elected president, Mar-a-Lago upped its entry fee to $200,000.

Enjoyed dinner at Mar-a-Lago this evening with our good friend Donald Trump

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