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Sinkhole opens at Trump's Florida retreat

media captionThe sinkhole outside Mar-a-Lago

A sinkhole has opened at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Florida.

The town of Palm Beach, where Mr Trump's retreat is located, tweeted a traffic alert on Monday morning about the 4ft by 4ft (1.2m) road cavity.

City officials tweeted that the hole had formed "directly in front of Mar-a-Lago" and was close to a newly installed water main.

City construction crews were to carry out "exploratory excavation" of site.

Social media users have been poking fun at the cave-in, which comes in the middle of Mr Trump's first foreign trip as president.

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The president has been visiting Saudi Arabia and Israel and will head to the Vatican this week.

One Twitter user posted a recent political cartoon depicting Mar-a-Lago as a sinkhole receiving an endless stream of tax dollars.

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media captionMar-a-Lago is a private members club as well as the Trump family's winter getaway.

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