Trump plans return to Palm Beach this weekend amid other appearances


President Donald Trump appears to be planning a return visit to Mar-a-Lago this weekend.

New advisories from the Federal Aviation Administration show airspace will be restricted over West Palm Beach from Friday through Sunday, with details that are hallmarks of a presidential visit. Other advisories were issued for relatively close trips — to Pensacola on Friday, and Jackson, Miss., on Saturday.

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Trump’s 2020 campaign previously announced he will hold a rally at 7 p.m. CST at the 10,000-capacity Pensacola Bay Center, which is 15 miles from Alabama, where four days later will decide a special U.S. Senate race between Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore. Although the Friday rally is billed as a Trump 2020 campaign rally, Pensacola and Mobile, Ala., are part of the same media market, and Alabama GOP Chairman Terry Latham has urged Alabamians to attend the Trump event.

Trump on Monday endorsed Moore, who has been accused of initiating sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl in 1979 when he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. The White House issued a statement saying the two had spoken on the phone and Trump endorsed Moore’s campaign.

On Saturday, Trump will attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, which also is notably close to Alabama, CNN reported Monday.

Trump has previously used his Mar-a-Lago resort as a base of activities in the Southeast. He was last here for the Thanksgiving holiday.

This visit is being planned even as Congress debates ways to avert — at least, temporarily — a shutdown of the federal government for lack of money.

The initial FAA advisories issued Monday don’t include details about times and locations. Hints about those details normally come in a different kind of FAA advisory, which are typically issued in the days before trips. The advisory for West Palm Beach includes a note that the FAA, Department of Defense and other agencies will be looking for violators of the airspace.

Restrictions begin about 35 miles away from a center point, which historically has been located close to Mar-a-Lago.

The U.S. Coast Guard also enforces restrictions near Mar-a-Lago. Local law enforcement agencies are also typically involved in protecting the president, at a cost of millions of dollars.

Trump made seven trips to Mar-a-Lago in the first few months of his presidency.

Mar-a-Lago has just one event on its calendar this weekend, a Sunday luncheon for A Safe Haven For Newborns.



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