Trump in Palm Beach: President shuts down his golf club to play with Coast Guard


President Trump shut down his exclusive  golf course on Summit Boulevard Friday to allow members of the U.S. Coast Guard to hold a tournament there. 

The president played the course earlier, reaching the 17th hole, where he met with Coast Guard personnel and took a picture with them. 

No questions were allowed as Trump praised the Coast Guard for its response to hurricanes that struck the U.S. earlier this year. 

The president’s photo op on Friday was the second with the Coast Guard since Thanksgiving, when he and first lady Melania Trump served sandwiches to about 60 Coast Guard members at the Lake Worth Inlet Station in Riviera Beach.

For Trump, it was the fourth consecutive day at Trump International, which he touted Friday as “one of the great courses of the world, as you know.”  

After golfing at his course, Trump’s motorcade took him back to Mar-a-Lago.

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Update 12:20 p.m.:  After six days of being quarantined for 5-hours in a public library while the president golfs across the street, the travelling press poll was finally permitted to photogragh the president on the golf course. 

  The president invited service members of the United States Coast Guard, including one from Station Lake Worth Inlet, to play golf at Trump International Golf Course, according to the White House press pool.
About 60 Coast Guard service members played with the president in a 4-man scramble. President Trump will also have lunch with the group. 

Photo to follow. 

Update 11:47 a.m.: 

Update 9:18. a.m.:  President Trump’s motorcade arrived at Trump International Golf Club at 9:09 a.m., according to the White House press pool. 

There has been no sighting of the president yet, but reporters did see a woman standing across from the golf club in a pink shirt that said "Resist" while holding a sign thanking the press pool.

Update 9 a.m.: President Trump’s motorcade has left Mar-a-Lago and is traveling to Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach. 


Before departing Mar-a-Lago, Trump added another tweet to his Twitter feed this morning, this time talking about the Democrats push for the DACA program and how there needs to be “an END the horrible Chain Migration & ridiculous Lottery System of Immigration.” 


Update 8:05 a.m.: While no set plans have been released about Trump’s day in Palm Beach, the president made early morning tweets about his reported presidential rating and the United States Post Office. 

President Trump tweeted that although the “fake news” reports about his low presidential rating, Fox News showed that his rating is at 47 percent--which Trump said is “approximately the same as President Obama on Dec. 28, 2009.” 


Trump also gave his opinion on how the United States Post Office is “losing many billions of dollars a year,” from companies such as Amazon, making “the Post Office dumber and poorer.” 


Original story: On Thursday, Trump visited his golf club and spent a relatively quiet day in Palm Beach County.

The president said in an interview posted Thursday night to the New York Times that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller "will be fair" to him, because "everybody knows that there was no collusion" between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.

Trump also tweeted Thursday night about global warming, alluding to the Paris Climate Accord and how the United States would have paid “TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against.” 

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