PALM BEACH — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will stay at President Donald Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago estate as a “gift” from the president when he visits this weekend, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said today.
“The president has offered, as a gift to the prime minister, he will be his guest at Mar-a-Lago,” Spicer said at the end of today’s White House press briefing in response to questions about who was paying for Abe’s trip. “No one else will be staying there as far as I know from the Japanese delegation. They will stay out in town with the rest of the staff, but that is a gift that the president is extending to the prime minister.”
Trump and Abe are scheduled to arrive at Palm Beach International Airport late Friday. They are expected to play golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter on Saturday morning.
Abe, the first foreign leader to meet in-person with Trump after the Nov. 8 election, gave Trump a $3,755 golf club in November, according to Golf Digest.