Alleged human sex trafficker gave thousands to Trump campaign and hung out with Don Jr. at Mar-a-Lago

? Li Yang, aka Cindy Yang, 45, with Donald Trump at the Super Bowl, rooting for the Patriots. Just 2 weeks later, authorities charged team owner Robert Kraft with soliciting prostitution at a spa in Jupiter, Florida that was founded by Yang.

The Miami Herald headline reads, "Trump cheered Patriots to Super Bowl victory with founder of spa where Kraft was busted," but the alterate headline suggested by @joshrogin gets straight to the point: "Alleged human trafficker gave thousands to Trump campaign and hung out with Don Jr. at Mar-a-Lago."

The famed strip mall massage spa founded by Li Yang, also known as Cindy Yang, was located only about half an hour away from Mar-a-Lago.

Does Trump know her? Or is that just his taking-photos-with-fans face? Who knows.

MIAMI HERALD: 'Cindy Yang poses with President Donald Trump at a fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago on March 2, 2018. She received a signed photograph. A flyer for the event advertised a "reception, photo and two seats for a dinner with President Trump" for a donation of $50,000.'

From the report by Sarah Blaskey, Nicholas Nehamas, and Caitlin Ostroff, which is absolutely bonkers:

Seated at a round table littered with party favors and the paper-cutout footballs that have become tradition at his annual Super Bowl Watch Party, President Donald Trump cheered the New England Patriots and his longtime friend, team owner Robert Kraft, to victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Feb. 3.

Sometime during the party at Trump's West Palm Beach country club, the president turned in his chair to look over his right shoulder, smiling for a photo with two women at a table behind him.

The woman who snapped the blurry Super Bowl selfie with the president was Li Yang, 45, a self-made entrepreneur from China who started a chain of Asian day spas in South Florida. Over the years, these establishments — many of which operate under the name Tokyo Day Spas — have gained a reputation for offering sexual services.

Nineteen days after Trump and Yang posed together while rooting for the Patriots, authorities would charge Kraft with soliciting prostitution at a spa in Jupiter that Yang had founded more than a decade earlier.

The reporting goes on to document Yang's "considerable political largesse," revealing that since 2017, she and family members contributed more than $42,000 to Trump Victory, a political action committee, and more than $16,000 to the president's campaign.

In February 2018, Yang was invited by the White House to participate in an event hosted by the Asian American and Pacific Islander Initiative, an advisory commission Trump established by executive order the year before. Later in the year, she attended at least two more AAPI events in Washington D.C., according to her Facebook page.

The White House, the Trump campaign and the Trump Organization did not respond to requests for comment.

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Here she is below, with Sarah Palin, Matt Gaetz, and in another shot on social media with future Florida GOP governor Ron De Santis.

MIAMI HERALD: 'Future Florida governor Ron DeSantis (center) attended a pro-Israel gala at Mar-a-Lago on Feb. 25, 2018. The event was also attended by Cindy Yang (far left). Tickets cost $1,000 per person, according to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.'