- This year’s New Year’s Eve gala comes as Florida battles a spike in COVID-19 cases
- The former president celebrated Christmas Eve at Mar-a-Lago
- Florida’s weekly average case rate has seen a consecutive increase since Dec. 10
Former President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, are expected to return to Mar-a-Lago and join a lavish New Year’s Eve party after they abruptly skipped the event last year in the wake of his electoral defeat to Joe Biden.
On Dec. 31, 2020, the former president decided to abandon his New Year’s Eve party where guests paid up to $1,000 a ticket and instead returned to Washington on short notice. The White House announced the abrupt change in Trump’s schedule, which came just hours after Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said he plans to object to the upcoming certification of Biden’s victory in Congress, according to Associated Press.
This year, Trump…