The presidents Thanksgiving trip to Mar-a-Lago seemed to take a recreational turn, despite his staffs insistence he had a full schedule of meetings and calls
Donald Trump appears to have headed straight to the golf course on the first day of his Thanksgiving trip to Mar-a-Lago in Florida despite his staff insisting only an hour and a half earlier that he had a full schedule of meetings and phone calls all day.
The president flew to Florida for the holiday on Tuesday night after taking part in a traditional turkey-pardoning ceremony at the White House, and was up bright and early on Wednesday morning to resume his feud with LaVar Ball, the father of a basketball player arrested in China, and his separate row with NFL players who kneel to protest against police violence during the national anthem.
Those disagreeable errands out of the way, the president assured his 43.2m Twitter followers he would be having meetings and working the phones from the Winter White House in Florida (Mar-a-Lago).
A White House press secretary, however, was less on-message, telling the press travelling with the president that she expected a low-key day on Wednesday, according to the pool report shared by journalists.
Within minutes, a correction had arrived to dispel any possible misunderstandings about Trumps work rate and stamina.
While the White House communications staff expects the press pool to have a low-key day, it read, the president will NOT have a low-key day and has a full schedule of meetings and phone calls.
Just over an hour later, the Trump motorcade set off from Mar-a-Lago, arriving at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach at 9.26am.
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