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Donald Trump ‘Pay for Play’ in Full Swing as Administration Greets New Year

Plutocracy of His Pals Set to Run Government

A U.S. Coast Guard gunboat patrols the waters off of Donald Trump's Mar a Lago estate, (background). Trump threw a lavish play-for-pay New Year's Eve party. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

A U.S. Coast Guard gunboat patrols the waters off of Donald Trump’s Mar a Lago estate, (background). Trump threw a lavish play-for-pay New Year’s Eve party. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Donald Trump, kicked off the New Year in grand style with a “pay-for-play” New Year’s Eve party at his Mar-a-Lago estate. Trump has thrown open government doors to his high rollers and his own businesses on a scale that is as unprecedented as it is audacious.