Lunchtime Long Read

How Donald Trump Beat Palm Beach Society
and Won the Fight for Mar-a-Lago

Built by the heiress to the General Foods breakfast cereal fortune, Mar-a-Lago was the grandest palace of old Palm Beach, Florida. This is how the president-elect created his "Winter White House" with brash ploys, lawsuits and by turning Palm Beach's exclusivity against it.

He always wins," says an exasperated resident. "And now his club is the winter fucking White House."