Trump in Palm Beach: FAA, Traffic alert suggests he’ll arrive Friday morning


UPDATE, 9:30 p.m.: The Federal Aviation Administration released a new alert Wednesday evening indicating Donald Trump is expected to arrive around 11 a.m. Friday. The FAA added that the arrival time may change. 

The Town of Palm Beach said it would be instituting road closures on the island starting at 4 a.m. Thursday. 

» Photos from Donald Trump’s last visit Dec. 8-10

Cars and pedestrians are prohibited on South Ocean Boulevard from the intersection of South County Road to Southern Boulevard while Trump is at Mar-a-Lago. The First Lady, Melania Trump, and son Barron are already in Palm Beach. 

The White House has not yet to announced the president’s holiday schedule.

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UPDATE, 6:15 p.m.: The Town of Palm Beach has changed its traffic alert for President Donald Trump’s holiday visit. At 6 p.m. today, the town said instead of road closures starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, they would now tentatively begin at 4 a.m. Friday. 

The change indicates that Trump will not arrive until Friday, which is what the earlier FAA alert said. 

Cars and pedestrians are prohibited on South Ocean Boulevard from the intersection of South County Road to Southern Boulevard while Trump is at Mar-a-Lago. 

Original story:

The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday night issued a new alert to pilots of VIP travel in the skies over Palm Beach as early as 7 p.m. on Thursday. The earlier alert indicated President Trump would arrive on Friday.

The White House has not announced the president’s holiday schedule. However, the FAA alerts are an indication of when the president will arrive and depart the area. The Town of Palm Beach is putting its traffic restrictions and road closures in effect on Thursday morning - another indication that the president will arrive on Thursday.

The new alert follows the Senate vote on Tuesday approving the president’s tax overhaul. The House is expected to approve the bill today, allowing the president to sign the bill before heading to Mar-a-Lago.

The First Lady, Melania Trump, and son Barron are already at Mar-a-Lago, according to the Palm Beach Daily News.  

Donald Trump Jr. also was seen there Tuesday.



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