UPDATE 7:10 p.m.: Trump family arrives at Mar-a-Lago.
UPDATE 7:06 p.m.: Trump, Melania and Barron were seen descending the stairs at PBIA before heading to Mar-a-Lago.
UPDATE 6:45 p.m.: President Trump lands at Palm Beach International Airport.
Air Force One has landed. Figured it would be flying over my house considering the wind. pic.twitter.com/wzBwtxvmXm— Kimberly Miller (@KMillerWeather) January 12, 2018
UPDATE 6:40 p.m.: Throughout Palm Beach County, dozens of people are showing their support for the president.
Robert Pierson, of West Palm Beach, says he’s not bothered my controversial remarks made by @realDonaldTrump this week. “It’s just like that ridiculous Billy Bush video. It was a private conversation. People are feigning outrage. Am I turned off by it? Not really.” pic.twitter.com/N21tkqclJA— Jorge Milian (@caneswatch) January 12, 2018
In Miami, there are protestors marching through the Little Haiti neighborhood.
UPDATE 6:30 p.m.: Soldiers dry the rails on the mobile stairs in preparation for Trump’s arrival.
UPDATE 6:20 p.m.: The rainy weather isn’t stopping people from showing their support for Trump along Southern Blvd.
UPDATE 6:00 p.m.: The president is expected to arrive within the hour and people are already lining up to watch his motorcade.
UPDATE 1:08 p.m.: Trump tweeted about Martin Luther King Jr. Day. He said, “I encourage all Americans to observe this day with appropriate civic, community, and service activities in honor of Dr. King's life and legacy.”
Today, it was my great honor to proclaim January 15, 2018, as Martin Luther King Jr., Federal Holiday. I encourage all Americans to observe this day with appropriate civic, community, and service activities in honor of Dr. King's life and legacy. pic.twitter.com/samlJsz1Nt— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018
Earlier today, Trump addressed what he said about Haiti on Thursday.
According to The Associated Press, Trump “questioned why the United States would accept more immigrants from Haiti and ‘shithole countries’ in Africa rather than places like Norway.”
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Trump wrote that he “never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country.”
Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said “take them out.” Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018
12:10 P.M.: President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will arrive at Palm Beach International Airport tonight to spend the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at Mar-a-Lago.
The president’s eastbound motorcade may snarl traffic for South Florida Fair-goers heading west Friday evening on Southern Boulevard. Air Force One is expected to land at about 7 p.m.
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The Town of Palm Beach is warning residents to expect significant traffic and delays today with lane closures on Okeechobee Blvd. between S. Flagler Drive and Parker Avenue in West Palm Beach. That's in addition to the closures around Mar-a-Lago that already are in effect with the pending arrival of President Donald Trump.
Palm Beach Police are encouraging motorists to use the Flagler Bridge.
The traffic alerts come on the heels of malfunctions on the Southern Boulevard Bridge early this morning. From about 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. there were on and off warnings about the bridge not working properly, and the town was advising residents to find an alternate route
Road closures near Mar-a-Lago will continue until the president leaves on Monday afternoon or evening.
Before his visit, the president tweeted about the DACA deal that was presented to him yesterday. He described it as “a big step backwards.”
The so-called bipartisan DACA deal presented yesterday to myself and a group of Republican Senators and Congressmen was a big step backwards. Wall was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse and USA would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018
....countries which are doing badly. I want a merit based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level. I want safety and security for our people. I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs. I want to fund our military, not do a Dem defund....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018
....Because of the Democrats not being interested in life and safety, DACA has now taken a big step backwards. The Dems will threaten “shutdown,” but what they are really doing is shutting down our military, at a time we need it most. Get smart, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018
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The visit is the eleventh the president has made to Palm Beach during his first year in office. The weekend plans for the president and first lady are not known.
Trump is expected to return to Palm Beach next weekend to celebrate the one-year-anniversary of his inauguration at a gala at Mar-a-Lago. His campaign committee has launched a sweepstakes with the prize of an all-expense paid trip to Mar-a-Lago for the gala.