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Trump Favors Super Fans By Inviting Them To Mar-A-Lago (Video)

President Donald Trump's controversial rhetoric may have made him the subject of intense criticism, but he is still lauded by many diehard supporters (video below). 

The president has held more than one rally since his inauguration on Jan. 20 and has occasionally spent time with a supporter or two while he is on his travels.

Over the weekend of March 18, Trump asked some staffers to pick up some of his most ardent fans on the roadside so he could meet them at his Mar-a-Lago resort, in Palm Beach, Florida, the Independent reports. 

Jennifer Eady was one such fan picked up by the president's staff after being singled out by Trump himself. 

She and others were wearing "Make America Great Again" hats in Palm Beach, Florida. 

"Can you believe this? The Secret Service or the White House staff has picked us up in a van and has said we are about to meet the president," Eady said in a video posted to her Facebook.  

"Donald Trump told him to get us. Oh my God we're going to Mar-a-Lago," she stated with excitement while being driven to the president's Florida estate.

A report reveals the president had originally seen the supporters gathered on the side of the road, waving pro-Trump signs. 

"He wanted to thank them and invited them back," a White House representative said. "They came back and he briefly spoke to them, thanked them and took a few photos." 

"It was a lovely lovely experience and I just hope it happens again and again," a friend of Eady's, Valeria Bianco, said of the invitation. 

Eady has since posted several pictures of herself and Trump at his 126-room estate. Her Facebook profile features several images of herself at Trump rallies, wearing Trump apparel as well as images of personal letters she has written to Trump.

Trump has been spending most weekends at the Mar-a-Lago estate, which he dubs as the "Southern White House." 

"We get a lot of work done -- believe me, there's not rest at the Southern White House -- it's all work," he recently stated at the St. Andrews Catholic School in Florida. 

Trump hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his resort in February. 

Trump and his family have private quarters on the grounds of Mar-a-Lago, which is also a members-only club. Club members include real estate developers, Wall Street financiers and energy executives.

The cost of policing in Palm Beach is also becoming an issue. While the Secret Service provides security for the president while he is at his estate, the local sheriff's department estimates it costs the county $60,000 every day Trump visits, reports CNN.

Sources: Independent, CNN / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons

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