Announcement Date: February 4, 2017

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attended the Red Cross ball hosted at Mar-a-Lago. A permit submitted before the 2016 gala at Mar-a-Lago estimated that it would cost about $400,000 to put on the event. The ball was also attended by White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and then-Commerce Secretary nominee Wilbur Ross as well as the “ambassadors of Switzerland, Hungary, Afghanistan, Italy, Denmark, Peru, Colombia, and Sweden,” multiple American ambassadors, and nobility from Italy, France, and England.