Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits costing Florida thousands, documents show

He spent his three days in Palm Beach shuttling between Mar-a-Lago and Trump International Golf Club, spending nearly no time outside the cocoon of his two palm tree-lined properties.

He arrived at his club host before 10 a.m., and the White House staff has not yet said what he's doing - which is usually a good indication of what's he doing.

Melania Trump and her son, Barron, traveled from the Trump Tower in NY to Mar-a-Lago on Friday.

Not counting travel time, The Palm Beach Post calculates that, as of noon today, Trump's time in Florida is closer to 19 percent of his time in office. But I guess this is what we should expect from a president who eats his steak with ketchup. Spicer's claims are widely disputed, and even for those who believe them, the idea of entertaining dignitaries at one of his own properties echoes a similar controversy about Trump using his Mar-a-Lago resort to host confidential conversations.

White House officials had said that Mr Trump planned to travel extensively after his address to a joint session of Congress in February, as many Presidents do to promote the domestic proposals featured in their State of the Union addresses. But a month into his presidency he seemed to rename his Florida retreat the "Southern White House", presumably because Trump realized the "winter" name was limiting: it's now April and Trump hasn't shown any signs of cutting back his travel to the Palm Beach resort. "We've been coming here for 20 years. usually for holidays". "We have a right to expect that the president be a steward of these funds, and funds that he has direct control over, because he decides whether to go or not", said Fitton.

GARCIA-NAVARRO: And this morning, President Trump tweeted his view of the protests. "You don't have time to take time off".


Both McMaster and McFarland also talked up the role China could play in bringing North Korea to heel - and urged some patience on that front. I would not be a president that takes time off.

Turns out, people still care about President Trump's tax returns.

"One of the gravest threats to religious freedom remains the threat of terror", Trump said at the time.

TravelPulse's Rich Thomaselli reports on Palm Beach area Lantana Airport, which has to shut down whenever the president is in town.

First Lady Melania and four of the president's children are joining him in Florida this weekend.


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