Trump’s Mar-A-Lago is getting a helipad

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What do all good country clubs need? A helipad of course!

That’s the hot new amenity being installed at President Donald Trump’s “Winter White House,” the Mar-A-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, according to the New York Post.

Trump has begun building the landing spot on the west lawn of the private club so that Marine One can fly in directly, rather than landing at a nearby airport.

Members are reportedly tolerating the work — currently a large dirt pit surrounded by bright orange construction posts — because they hope it will reduce the traffic that is caused when Trump’s motorcade rolls though.

“Even if you live a block away, it can take an hour and a half to get into the club when Trump’s in town, with all the security and extra traffic,” a club insider told the Post.

Earlier this year, the membership fee at Mar-A-Lago doubled from $100,000 to $200,000. This price jump is actually a return to what it was before 2012, when the price was cut to $100,000.

[New York Post]