President Donald Trump is expected to extend his stay for Thanksgiving in Palm Beach, according to a new advisory from the Federal Aviation Administration that was issued late Saturday afternoon.
Trump is expected to arrive roughly around 5:15 p.m. on Nov. 21 and leave around 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 26th, according to the “VIP Movement Notification” that was issued by the FAA.
Trump is expected to be in Palm Beach at his Mar-a-Lago Club for the holiday. Originally, the president was supposed to leave earlier on Nov. 26, according to the first FAA-issued statement.
The advisory is in place to let pilots know that there will be flight restrictions in the area during that time period.
The presidential visits will bring a return of sporadic traffic and parking headaches for some residents and businesses in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach and prolonged shutdowns and economic losses for the tiny Lantana airport, where the Secret Service orders flights grounded while Trump is in town.
Trump spent seven weekends at Mar-a-Lago Club this year, including two meetings with world leaders such as China’s President Xi Jinping in April and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in February.
The president, who last visited Mar-a-Lago in April, was expected by many to return for this Thanksgiving and Christmas and, if the first few months of his presidency are any guide, several weekends during the winter and spring of 2018.
There will also be a new round of local street theater from Trump’s opponents and supporters. The 2017-18 protest season kicked off Nov. 11 with a “We’re Still Here — March Against Trump” that drew about 100 people to downtown West Palm Beach. Trump supporters are tentatively planning a “Welcome Home Mr. President” rally on Nov. 25.
Palm Beach Post staff writer George Bennett contributed to this report.