December 29, 2018 4:28 p.m.

Remarkable update here from The Palm Beach Post. It’s an update to an earlier story about how Mar-a-Lago members were abuzz about whether they’d get their moneys worth if the President didn’t show up, as promised, for the New Year’s Eve party they paid good money to attend …

President Donald Trump has canceled plans to spend the New Year’s holiday at Mar-a-Lago. A source who had planned to attend the Mar-a-Lago New Year’s Eve party said Friday Palm Beach was abuzz with members and guests talking about their own plans to bail on the Trump family’s annual gala.

It’s unclear whether Mar-a-Lago will let people wiggle out of their tickets at this late date. But evidently, some club members and guests have no interest in paying extra-high ticket prices if the president will not be in attendance.

People were willing to pay for the cachet if partying with the president, a source said. But with President Donald Trump staying in Washington, “people are bailing,” the source said. “It’s a lot of money (to spend) without his celebrity.”

Needless to say, the US government spends millions a year on the President’s stays on Mar-a-Lago.

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