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The Internet was horrified and amazed to learn that a Mar-A-Lago club member posed for a selfie with a military officer he identified as the keeper of the "nuclear football."
Richard DeAgazio, an actor and retired investor, posted the photo on his Facebook account after attending a party Saturday hosted by President Donald Trump at his private resort club in Palm Beach, Florida.
The president also took a national security phone call during dinner to discuss North Korea's ballistic missile test.
The Trump supporter -- who apparently joined the club just before Trump won the election and doubled membership fees to $200,000 -- took down his social media account after the post went viral.
But Twitter users expressed their shock over the incident.
Open-air security meetings. Pictures with people holding the nuclear football. Lies about foreign conversations. Imagine if it was Obama.— Jared Yates Sexton (@Jared Yates Sexton) 1487010472.0
Next week at Mar-a-Lago: first member who birdies the eighth hole gets to chair the next NSC Principals meeting.— Chris Hayes (@Chris Hayes) 1487008169.0
This administration is the national security risk! Why worry about a Muslim ban when you let guest pose for pics wi… https://t.co/iqYq8ZVfzq— ᴮᴱPhae⁷ (@ᴮᴱPhae⁷) 1487011304.0
@ViewFromBoxSeat @TweetJustnTacos it's a damn circus. The nuclear football post is just...I can't believe it.— Meghan Shelby (@Meghan Shelby) 1487010369.0
The fact that it took a selfie for people to know about the nuclear football is WAY more apocalyptic than the device itself.— Jesse Case (@Jesse Case) 1487011918.0
"Nuclear football stolen at unsecured party at the president's house" is how the war starts in my comedy script, "Hail to the Clerk."— Old Hoss Thadbourn (@Old Hoss Thadbourn) 1487011407.0
My favorite part here is that he Wikipedia'd "nuclear football" for his post. https://t.co/q28yWATnOa— Guy unironically pronouncing creek as "crick" (@Guy unironically pronouncing creek as "crick") 1487010057.0
Come see the nuclear football THIS WEEK! Wed. 4-6pm at the Crystal City Shops and Friday from 1-3pm at Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax!! #bethere— NOTDARRENROVELL (@NOTDARRENROVELL) 1487010210.0
congress would be losing their minds had Obama admin allowed photos with the nuclear football guard. Fox News, well full on meltdown.— KansasCityLou (@KansasCityLou) 1487009952.0