Announcement Date: April 25, 2017

State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner told reporters that the blog post promoting Mar-a-Lago that was posted on the ShareAmerica website was “researched and written by staff members of the International Information Programs bureau” and that it “was not reviewed at the time it was sent out” by anyone outside of that office. He said it was “meant to provide historical information and context relevant to the conduct of U.S. diplomacy and was not intended to endorse or promote any private enterprise.”