Trump to mark anniversary with Mar-a-Lago bash as thousands get set to protest

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  • Tickets start at $100,000 a pair for president’s glitzy celebration
  • Republicans and Democrats locked in stalemate over spending

Donald Trump will host a lavish celebration of his first year as US president at his private estate in Florida on Saturday, with tickets starting at $100,000 a pair, even as thousands of women take to the streets to protest against his divisive leadership.

Trump had been due to depart Washington on Friday but postponed the trip for a day as the government stood on the brink of its first shutdown since 2013. Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill were locked in a stalemate over a funding agreement on immigration, the military and other issues.

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