( CNN) President Donald Trump was out golfing on Saturday when an unauthorized Chinese woman talked her route past security checkpoints and attained her style inside the President’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
Though Trump has dubbed Mar-a-Lago the “Winter White House, ” the security breach on Saturday highlighted the fullest extent to which the President’s Florida estate falls short of the tight security protocols at the actual White House — or the retreats frequently used by past presidents.
“What’s really important to understand is that a lot of people refer to Mar-a-Lago as the ‘Winter White House.’ It’s not the White House, ” said Jonathan Wackrow, a former Secret Service agent and CNN law enforcement analyst. “It’s not a government facility. It’s a private commercial entity just like any other place the President goes on a temporary basis.”