Weekend visit to Trump resort by Japan’s Abe raises an ethics question: Who pays? People are getting their panties all in a twist because Trump has invited PM Abe to Mar a Lago for the weekend. They are wondering who is going to pay for Abe's visit. Why does it cost anything? Trump has a private residence there, where one would assume Abe will stay. Even PBS is calling it the "Winter White House." Does the WH charge foreign dignitaries when they spend the night? Bill them for State dinners? Seems the same to me. Besides that, Trump owns the damned club, so why would he charge Abe anything? I don't get all that. What I wonder more about is all the WH hoopla that must be going on behind the scenes. Chefs and old time staffers blowing a fuse that a head of state is being entertained OFF SITE. How many of the chefs and secret service and WH staff with experience in foreign visitors are going with the President to the resort to pull of this visit by a Big Deal. Another thing I wonder about is, does the resort clear out for security purposes when the President arrives, or do the balls and weddings and special dinners in the club still go on? Does Trump clear the restaurant when he goes to eat? Will people be running into Abe and Trump in the little boys room during cocktail hour? I'd like to know more about all of that. But if anyone knows why it is supposedly unethical to invite a PM to the Winter White House, your own home, for a weekend, and why you would expect anyone to pay for staying at a club you own, please explain.