President Donald Trump spent his first full day in Mar-a-Lago on his golf course after the White House added a bizarre note to his Thursday schedule saying he worked hard for the American people with "lots of meetings and calls."
Trump arrived at his golf course just after 10 a.m. and returned to his Winter White house just before 2 p.m., where White House officials called a "lid," indicating that it will be there for the rest of the day.
It meant that President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump didn't go to church publicly on Christmas Eve, which they usually do. Many churches have online services because of the coronavirus pandemic and Palm Beach County have required masks to be worn inside when social distancing is not an option.
President Trump is returning to Mar-a-Lago after spending part of Thursday on his golf course
CNN cameras caught President Trump playing golf on his West Palm Beach golf course Thursday
The White House said President Trump would spend Thursday in "many meetings and calls".
CNN cameras captured the President on the course of his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach.
There were no public events on Trump's schedule – which has been typical since Election Day – but there was a footnote in Thursday's issue saying the president is at work despite his day on his Trump International Golf Course in West Palm Beach and when Washington DC started in crisis mode as it faces a government shutdown.
& # 39; As the holiday season approaches, President Trump will continue to work tirelessly for the American people. His schedule includes many meetings and calls, ”read the note at the end of Thursday's schedule.
It was an unusual addition, and it was in bold what made it stand out.
All presidents publish a public daily schedule and it is not uncommon for not all of the president's activities to be listed. Often times, meetings and phone calls that are closed to press coverage are not included in the public document.
But the note comes after reports that Trump was seized in the Oval Office and partnered with a small group of advisors about his options to overthrow the election.
President Donald Trump travels to his West Palm Beach golf course Thursday morning
The White House added an unusual note to the president's schedule for Christmas Eve, his first full day in Mar-a-Lago
President Trump's motorcade drove to his golf course Thursday morning
Supporters cheer the president as he walks to his golf course on Thursday morning
The president focused on staying in the White House. He has ignored the coronavirus pandemic that kills more than 3,000 Americans every day. Vice President Mike Pence has become the face of the government on the matter and publicly received his first dose of the COVID vaccine last Friday.
Trump's Thursday golf game wasn't listed – and it's never on his public schedule – but he arrived at his golf course of the same name just after 10 a.m.
During his winter time at the White House, the president usually spends his mornings at his golf club, playing a round of golf before having lunch in the dining room.
Trump's efforts to overthrow the election have not been fruitful. His team has lost multiple lawsuits, there was no evidence of mass voter fraud, the electoral college officially named Joe Biden the winner, many Republicans have recognized Biden as elected president, and recounts in Georgia and Wisconsin have confirmed Biden's victory.
Before the president came to Florida, he was crammed with advisers and his legal team – including Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell – in the Oval Office to review his options.
He has not had a public event in 10 days.
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived in Palm Beach Wednesday evening for the Mar-a-Lago vacation
President Trump's motorcade goes to his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach
He and First Lady Melania Trump flew to Florida on Wednesday night.
Trump left a Christmas mess after vetoing the must-pass defense law, which funds the Pentagon and includes a raise for the troops. Congress is expected to override its veto next week.
Trump also hinted that he could veto a package of laws that the government funds and provides COVID relief to Americans economically affected by the pandemic. If he doesn't sign it, the government will close at midnight on Monday.
Congress sent the bill to the president in Mar-a-Lago on Thursday and put it on a plane to get to him.
The president called for a $ 2,000 relief check for Americans in place of the $ 600 check in legislation. His move shocked both parties on Capitol Hill. Members of Congress had negotiated the deal with the administration – Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was run for the Trump team – and both houses of Congress had passed the package.
Spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi called Trump's bluff and decided to pass a measure on the $ 2,000 checks in the house Thursday morning. But the House Republicans canceled the move – they failed to take the offer in a rare Christmas Eve meeting and forced the proposal to shut down a parliamentary process.
Pelosi plans to try again on Monday.
The president left cold, dark Washington and came to thousands of supporters to cheer him in sunny Florida.
When his motorcade left Palm Beach International Airport on Wednesday evening, people lined the route, waved signs and cheered him. Trump waved them back.
They waved their Trump flags and sang "Four more years!"
A little boy had a sign that said, "We'll miss you."