Trump trips focus attention on small, wealthy Palm Beach

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — When Donald Trump arrives at his Mar-a-Lago resort for Thanksgiving, it won’t be the first time a president-elect has used Palm Beach as his vacation refuge.

John Kennedy’s family estate, known during his term as the Winter White House, is seven miles north at the other end of Ocean Drive. Like Kennedy’s visits,

Trump’s trips to Palm Beach will bring increased attention to this wealthy enclave of about 10,000 people. That number triples in the winter.

Trump’s stays will also bring road closures and heightened security when the presidential caravan of Secret Service agents, political aides, journalists and medical personnel arrives.

The community sits on a long, thin barrier island with narrow streets and only three bridges to the mainland.

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