As the Fourth of July weekend kicked off the First Family jetted off for a family weekend. All three, President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and First Son Barron Trump. The family appeared to be happy and carefree as they boarded and prepared to leave on Marine One. All were wearing various clothing pieces that were red, white and blue in honor of the weekend celebrations. One thing the couple almost forgot was there son! Barron was lagging behind him and they almost forgot him until he came running up from behind.
Their withdrawal from Washington D.C. come right on the heels of the President’s controversy with MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough. The President tweeted comments about Mika’s alleged facelift and Mika tweeted a picture of a Cheerio’s box referencing the President’s “tiny hands.”
The family is set to spend the weekend in Bedminster, New Jersey where they have property. They are expected to stay until Monday and to come back to the Capitol for the events of the Fourth of July. The family was joined by the First Ladies parents Victor and Amalija Knavs.
Before walking onto Marine One the President placed his hand on his wife’s back in a likely show of support in light of gossip that their marriage is crumbling. Their have been rumors that she is only staying in the marriage for the sake of her child. MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski said the following about the Trumps marriage,
“I know Melania. I haven’t talked to her in months, but if my gut is right, I don’t think she’s going to put up with it much longer. I know nothing. That’s just my instinct and I go with my gut and my gut’s always right. I’m just telling you, Melania’s got the worst job in the country and I don’t think she wants do it a lot longer. I think she will do it for as long as she has to for her son, and that’s it.”
Via Daily Mail:
“Melania then issued a furious condemnation of Mika on Friday afternoon after the Morning Joe co-host suggested she wanted out of her marriage to the president.
The First Lady issued a statement to DailyMail.com, claiming Brzezinski does not know her, hours after an explosive interview with the MSNBC broadcaster appeared online.
‘It is sad when people try to further their own agenda by commenting on me and my family, especially when they don’t know me,’ she said.
The short statement directly contradicted Mika’s claim to know the First Lady – and came despite Melania’s first interview after her husband announced he was running for office being with Brzezinski.
Ironically she said then: ‘We have thick skin, and we know that people will judge him and people will call names.
She gave the interview inside her lavish and very golden New York City penthouse.”
No scheduled itinerary has been released and this is the third time he will have visited this golf course since becoming President. He has kept a relatively low profile while he visited in the past. On one occasion he stopped by a wedding and took pictures with the bride and groom whom he surprised. During that same trip protesters stayed outside the grounds protesting the new Republican healthcare replacement bill.
He has also taken these visits to fundraise for Republican lawmakers. One of them being Representative MacArthur whom he raised approximately $800,000 for. He also raised money for the state and national Republican Party. The President has made a good point in the past. In reality, he is saving taxpayer money by going to New Jersey instead of New York at the Trump Tower. The taxpayers should be happier that he is saving them money instead of spending it.
One time he tweeted the following,
“Rather than causing a big disruption in N.Y.C., I will be working out of my home in Bedminster, N.J. this weekend. Also saves country money!”
Brand Keys President Robert Passikoff said,
“The added value every time he shows up at one of these locations is adding to the brand’s power and the brand’s equity. I think this guy for better or worse is a born salesman and is out there pushing the brand and every element of the brand.”
Politico reported the following about the Presidents weekend spending,
“The convention-busting pattern has attracted heavy criticism, with Democrats questioning Trump’s productivity during his “working weekends” and demanding answers about skyrocketing taxpayer bills for travel and security. The frequent visits to Trump’s own properties have also raised questions about whether the president is inappropriately boosting his brand. And Trump doesn’t appear immune to the grief he’s getting. Hours after settling into his Bedminster resort on Thursday night, the president tried to justify yet another weekend getaway.
Congress conceded this week there’s little it can do to stop Trump, earmarking $61 million in the omnibus spending bill that the president signed into law on Friday to reimburse local governments in New York, South Florida, New Jersey and Northern Virginia for overtime police work while Trump has spent down-time since the election in their areas. The law also includes $23 million for the Secret Service to begin major security makeovers at Trump Tower, Mar-a-Lago, Bedminster and other popular presidential properties.”
Irregardless, the President and his wife and son ended up on the plane and are headed out to enjoy the weekend with his family.
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