A three tiered hedge and berm blocks the view of Mar-a-Lago’s lower rooms from South Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach, Florida on March 29, 2017. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)
Antonio Fins, Palm Beach Post
White House spokesman Sean Spicer wouldn’t say why President Donald Trump was hosting China President Xi Jinping at his Palm Beach, Florida, compound Mar-a-lago during a news briefing Thursday afternoon.
When asked specifically why the administration had picked the property for the April 6-7 summit, Spicer demurred. He simply said the location was just one of a host of issues agreed to by Trump administration officials and their People’s Republic counterparts, without offering details.
Spicer said the location, as well as the length of the visit and the timing, were just three issues of numerous items that were the subject of “several weeks” of discussion between the two governments.