President Donald Trump boarded Marine One at his Trump National Golf Club Friday and drove straight from 18 holes of golf to Camp David to meet his family for one final Thanksgiving Day at the presidential retreat.
The President greeted two Marines in uniform as he stepped aboard. He was still wearing his red golf jacket and the red Make America Great Again hat with the number 45 – he is the 45th President – embroidered on the side.
He is on his way to the posh, secluded presidential retreat in Catoctin Mountain Park in Frederick County, Maryland, about 60 miles north of the White House.
At the other end of his 25-minute flight, his adult children are waiting.
Long-time Trump adviser Dan Scavino, who is close to the president and his family, posted a photo on Twitter of all of the adult Trump children sitting together outside by a fire pit. Your significant other are with you.
The location on the tweet said "Camp David" and it was posted Thursday night.
In the picture, Kimberly Guilfoyle is standing next to her boyfriend Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner has his arm around his wife Ivanka Trump, Lara Trump is sitting on Eric Trump's lap and Tiffany Trump is standing next to her boyfriend Michael Boulos.
President Donald Trump boarded Marine One at his Trump National Golf Club Friday and drove straight to Camp David from 18 holes of golf
President Trump played golf for the second straight day of his Thanksgiving Day on Friday
President Trump waves goodbye as he prepares to exit his golf course via Marine One
Marine One sits outside the clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.
President Trump played 18 holes of golf before going to Camp David to meet his family
Long-time Trump adviser Dan Scavino (center) posted a picture of President Trump's adult children and their significant other: Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Lara Trump, Eric Trump, Tiffany Trump and Michael Boulos
The rustic rural retreat that Trump can't stand
The presidential secluded retreat – originally known as Hi-Catoctin – is located in Catoctin Mountain Park in Frederick County, Maryland, about 60 miles north of the White House.
It was built in 1935 as a warehouse for federal government agents and converted into a presidential retreat by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942.
The Presidential Cabin – known as Aspen Lodge – sits on top of a hill overlooking the expansive Maryland countryside. It has several bedrooms, a small office, a kitchen and a large terrace. It also has a heated pool and a single golf hole. There are 12 guest cabins on the property.
In the past, Camp David has hosted some of the most important diplomatic businesses in the United States, with former presidents using the site to hold summits with world leaders.
But unlike other US presidents, Trump is not a frequent visitor to the camp.
During the time he was in office, he did not attend the retreat often.
Trump made his first trip to Camp David five months after his presidency and before he was sworn in, he snored famously, "It's nice. You'd like it. You know how long you'd like it? For about 30 minutes. & # 39;
Camp David was established in 1935 by the Works Progress Administration as a camp for federal government agents and their families.
In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt converted it into a presidential retreat and renamed it Shangri-La for the fictional Himalayan paradise in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton.
Camp David was given its current name in 1953 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in honor of his father and grandson, both called David. Eisenhower had the practice golf course built in Camp David.
Trump is not a frequent visitor to the presidential retreat that other presidents have used to host summits and world leaders.
He wanted to hold the 46th G7 summit there from June 10 to 12, 2020, but it was canceled for health reasons during the COVID pandemic.
Trump left the White House Friday morning for his Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia. On the Thursday morning before his Thanksgiving dinner, he got 18 holes of his favorite sport.
The president began his Friday morning by continuing his ranting Twitter, criticizing the social media company for banning the account of one of its Republican allies in Pennsylvania and comparing its actions with those of a communist country.
He also said that President-elect Joe Biden can only enter the White House if he can show that his votes are not "fraudulent" – a step back from Thursday's recording that he was in a residence for his Democratic rival would cede peaceful transfer of power.
& # 39; Biden can only join the White House as President if he can demonstrate that his ridiculous "80,000,000 votes" were not fraudulently or illegally obtained. When you see what happened in Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Milwaukee, massive election fraud, he has a huge unsolvable problem! “Trump tweeted.
Despite Biden's massive lead in the referendum and electoral college, Trump has refused to allow the election. Several foreign leaders have recognized and congratulated Biden as elected president, as have several top business leaders, including some close to Trump.
Furthermore, the president's campaign has shown no evidence of massive electoral fraud. State officials have also said the election went smoothly. Trump's legal cases have gone nowhere.
Trump spent part of his Thanksgiving festival engaging with his enemies, previously accusing Twitter of making up his trending topics.
He picked up his crusade against the social media platform Friday morning and blew it up for banning the personal report from Republican State Senator Doug Mastriano, who called the Gettysburg-style hearing on Wednesday, to examine the presidential election in that state.
President Donald Trump greets the Marines as he approaches Marine One
The President wore his red golf jacket and red hat "Make America Great Again" for the flight
President Trump waves from his golf cart at Trump National Golf Club
Marine One takes off with President Trump on board and heads to Camp David, Maryland
President Donald Trump leaves the White House for his golf course on Friday morning
President Donald Trump on his Trump National Golf Course in Sterling, Virginia, on Friday
Joe Biden won Pennsylvania by more than 81,000 votes, but Trump denies the results. He won the state in the 2016 competition and was the overall leader that year. But Biden made progress as the ballots were counted.
& # 39; Impressive! Twitter bans highly respected Pennsylvania state Senator Doug Mastriano after superbly leading a 2020 election fraud hearing. You and the fake news want to work together to silence the truth. Can't let that happen. Communist countries do that! “Trump tweeted Friday morning before going to his golf course.
He also tweeted several messages from OANN and Newsmax – two conservative news networks – backing up his claim he won Pennsylvania and mocked Biden's audience for his Thanksgiving address on Wednesday.
And he's retweeted several campaign-style videos that Scavino had posted over the past few weeks.
The president sent out nearly 20 tweets and retweets the morning after Thanksgiving.
Twitter has flagged many of the President's tweets as controversial.
Trump, who has long accused the social media site of being biased against conservatives, also accused Twitter of inventing "negative things" for its trending area and called for the repeal of Section 230, part of a law protecting internet businesses Liability for the content that users post.
His rant came after admitting Thursday that it was "very difficult" to allow the election.
But he did not admit that he had lost – despite Biden's huge lead in the electoral college vote and refused to say whether he would attend the inauguration.
President Donald Trump is seen upstairs Thursday snapping at a White House reporter during a question-and-answer session
While a concession speech may not be in sight, the president said Thursday that he would leave the White House if Biden is confirmed as the next president by the electoral college.
When asked if he would vacate the building and allow a peaceful transfer of power in January, the president said, “Of course I will. But you know that. & # 39;
But Trump reiterated his unsubstantiated claims that "massive fraud" and crooked officials in battlefield states caused his election defeat.
He insisted that by then "many things" would happen that could change the results.
"It's a long way," said Trump, even though he had lost.
The meeting marked the first time since election day that the president took questions from the press.
The president had dinner with his "immediate family" on Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday – the White House wouldn't say who that included.
But in his Thanksgiving proclamation, President Trump encouraged Americans to gather and say thanks.
"I encourage all Americans to gather in homes and places of worship to thank God for our many blessings," he said in a statement.
Trump's urge Americans to gather for the holiday comes because daily deaths from COVID-19 in the United States exceeded 2,100 for the first time since May as millions of Americans continue to ignore the CDC tour guide and dire warnings from health professionals that Thanksgiving could be that. Mother of all superspreader events ”.
And Trump's family offered warm wishes on their own vacation before going to Camp David.
Ivanka, Eric and Lara used social media to wish their followers a happy Thanksgiving day as COVID-free Donald Trump Jr. spent the day with his family.
"Happy Thanksgiving," wrote Ivanka in the caption of a family photo with her husband Jared Kushner and their three children – Arabella, Joseph and Theodore.
Lara also shared a picture on Instagram of herself sitting in the back seat of a vehicle with Eric and their two children Carolina and Eric Jr.
“We'll tell you how to do that. #HappyThanksgiving, «Lara wrote. They appeared to be on a road trip, but it's unclear where they went for that day.
Eric Trump shared the photo on his Instagram account.
"Happy Thanksgiving," wrote Ivanka Trump on Thursday in the caption of a family photo with her husband Jared Kushner and their three children – Arabella, Joseph and Theodore
Lara also shared a picture on Instagram showing herself sitting in the back seat of a vehicle with Eric and their two children Carolina and Eric Jr.
After wishing his 4.3 million followers a Happy Thanksgiving Day, Don Jr shared a meme with Biden that read, "Happy 4th of July !!!" In the title of the post, Don Jr wrote: “It's funny because it's true! #the harvest festival & # 39;
After wishing his 4.3 million followers a Happy Thanksgiving Day, Don Jr shared a meme with Biden that read, "Happy 4th of July !!!"
In the title of the post, Don Jr wrote: “It's funny because it's true! #the harvest festival. & # 39;
His posts came just 24 hours after he announced he was COVID-free and would be spending Thanksgiving with his family.
He didn't elaborate on why he'd been given the all-clear or whether he'd tested negative.
In an Instagram video on Wednesday night, he posed with girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle and told fans, “I've been cleared up, happy, healthy, and we can spend Thanksgiving the way it's supposed to be.
"We weren't sure if that would be the case, so KG and I bought enough for probably a harvest festival for six or seven just for us, and we're doing that today, Wednesday, as a little extra celebration."
In a video uploaded by Guilfoyle, he said, “I'm on my way to meet my family tomorrow – family the way it's supposed to be done. Really excited about it. & # 39;
In their videos, Don Jr and Guilfoyle showed off their turkey spread, joking that it was enough for "six or seven people"
Don Jr.'s "clearance" recalls the time when President Donald Trump had it but refused to quarantine, claiming he was told by doctors he was not contagious.
The CDC council says that anyone contracting COVID-19 must be quarantined for 14 days to completely remove it from their system.
In their video, Don Jr and Guilfoyle showed their impressive spread, enough to feed "six or seven people".
"We got the turkey, filling, ravioli – KG made enough filling for about 97 people," he joked.
Guilfoyle cut in: “Strawberry and rhubarb pie. Have already eaten part of it. & # 39;
When Don Jr. signed out, he said, "We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and just a blessed weekend."
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