I'm from Palm Beach, Jewish, and used to work at Mar-A-Lago as a freelance musician on a part time basis during season. While he definitely did go to bat for the sake of inclusion at Mar-A-Lago, I can't imagine that it was anything other than a PR/Financial decision. It's pretty hard to discriminate against people based on race/religion when they're willing to shell out $250k/year for a membership that's honestly only good four months out of the year.
Mar-a-Lago in absolutely no way was the first inclusionary resort in Palm Beach. The Breakers has been inclusionary since before I was born (mid-80s) and the Palm Beach Country Club itselfPalm Beach Country Club itself was founded by Jews in 1953.
The course was originally built for a long-vanished hotel. It began life as a Jewish country club in 1953 when its founders could not get into other local clubs, like the Everglades Club, a WASP preserve on Worth Avenue in the heart of the island of Palm Beach’s main shopping drag.
Furthermore, there's an extremely long history (at least for the US) of Jewish Society in Palm Beach. According to
According to this article, Jews over a century ago used to winter at Henry Flagler's Royal Poinciana Hotel. It's probably worth noting that Henry Flagler became infamous late in life for having a party for all of his slaves, during which he burned every single one of their homes to the ground so that he could pave the way for new land to be developed. Outside of Palm Beach I suppose this is just a legend, but there it's generally considered to be true.
From personal experience growing up serving and adjacent to Palm Beach Society I can tell you that I have never once seen The Donald be discriminated against for any reason. I also don't think that this inclusionary measure makes him "not racist" so much as "deeply opportunistic". Example: A certain someone of a certain descent who has a VERY CLOSE relationship with the Trump family was directly insulted by him on national television when he used their ethnicity and lineage this year as an insult towards a political opponent. I can't say much else about this for the sake of protecting their privacy, but as far as I can tell, actions matter way more than policy, especially when the policy is "Let these minorities into my country club so that I can charge them $250k/year"