Trump spends Good Friday at golf course; mostly quiet on Twitter


President Donald Trump kept a low profile on Good Friday, spending 5½ hours at his golf club and observing Twitter silence for much of the day.

The president is spending a long Easter weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate after arriving Thursday night. Vice President Mike Pence is also in Florida, arriving Thursday for a vacation on the state’s Gulf Coast.

After a tweetless early Friday morning, Trump’s motorcade exited the Mar-a-Lago service entrance around 9:20 a.m. to make the 4½-mile trip to his Trump International Golf Club in unincorporated West Palm Beach.

Trump left the club around 3 p.m. and returned to Mar-a-Lago, passing two women near Kirk Road and Southern Boulevard who had set up more than a dozen signs supporting Trump and blasting his foes.

“Women For Trump Are Not #MeToo / We Are #HellNo!!!” said one of the signs.

About two dozen Trump supporters also gathered near the Southern Boulevard bridge that crosses the Intracoastal Wateray between West Palm Beach and Palm Beach to cheer the president. Two men held a “Trump 2020” banner and a woman hoisted an “In Trump I Trust” sign.

Later Friday afternoon, Trump’s Twitter account posted a pre-recorded video of the president noting the Jewish celebration of Passover and the Christian observances of Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

“Both of these sacred celebrations remind us that God’s love redeems the world,” Trump said in the video statement.

Trump, who is making his 16th visit to Palm Beach as president, is scheduled to return to Washington on Sunday afternoon. He and first lady Melania Trump are scheduled to oversee the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House on Monday morning.



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