Trump in Palm Beach: Busy 23 hours of golf, tweeting and fundraising

UPDATE: 5:30 p.m.: The president has arrived back at the White House, according to a White House pool report. Air Force One touched down at Joint Base Andrews just after 4:30 p.m., and Marine One arrived back at the White House with the president and first lady about 5 p.m. 

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UPDATE 5:17 p.m.:  President Trump hosted a re-election fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday — his second event with political donors in less than 24 hours — before returning to Washington in the afternoon with first lady Melania Trump.    The visit to Palm Beach lasted a little less than 24 hours, making it the briefest of his 14 Mar-a-Lago trips as president.  Though truncated, the trip still featured most of the elements of a typical Trump visit to Palm Beach: a side trip to nearby Trump International Golf Club, some grenade-lobbing on Twitter and cheers from the familiar band of supporters who gather along Southern Boulevard to greet his motorcades.

» Read the full report on Trump’s time in Palm Beach from reporter George Bennett

UPDATE 4:44 p.m.: Barriers and roadblocks have been removed from the roads around Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach Police Department said. 

UPDATE 2:36 p.m.: The president and first lady have left Palm Beach after a quick 23-hour visit. The first couple are scheduled to attend the Gridiron Club Dinner tonight in Washington, DC. 

PHOTOS: President Trump comes to Palm Beach for one-day trip on March 2-3, 2017

UPDATE 2:20 p.m.: The president and first lady are en route to Palm Beach International Airport. 

UPDATE 1:01 p.m.: The president launched into a twitter binge upon returning to Mar-a-Lago after returning from a morning at his golf club. The running them: we are being laughed at and mocked.

FULL COVERAGE: Trump in Palm Beach


UPDATE 12:32 p.m.: Following the president around in the press pool can be very hectic. Waiting around for the president is not.

UPDATE 11:35 a.m.: The president has returned from his golf club and is back at Mar-a-Lago.

UPDATE 11:06 a.m.: Well, this is interesting...and reassuring. One of the last press pool van drivers was fired for inadvertently leaving a gun in his bag.

UPDATE 9:14 p.m.: The peloton has ended. On Saturday mornings, packs of cyclists usually ride along A1A, the oceanfront road that runs the length of island - including in front of Mar-a-lago. When the president is in town, riders must either take a detour through West Palm Beach or turn around.

UPDATE 8:31 a.m.: The president may not have time for 18 holes before his 1:15 p.m. remarks at a fundraising lunch for his 2020 re-election campaign.

UPDATE 8:24 a.m.: Peak at who is at Mar-a-Lago this weekend via social media:

Palm Beacher Pepe Fanjul, president of Florida Crystals, and Pastor Mark Burns attended the Republican Leadership Retreat dinner at Mar-a-Lago Friday evening.

Time Magazine labeled Burns "Donald Trump's Top Pastor." He is the Co-Founder & CEO of The NOW Television Network. 

Peter Gary, Marine, ballroom dancer and found of Pinnacle Advertising on Boca Raton, and car dealer Rick Case and his wife.

GOP VIPs eat fried chicken, too.

A few words from the president at Friday night’s RNC Leadership Retreat dinner at Mar-a-Lago

UPDATE 7:24 a.m.: The press pool is gathered at Mar-a-Lago. Looks like the president may get in a round of golf before speaking at a fundraiser at 1:15 p.m.

TRUMP CAM: »  Live view of sunrise over Mar-a-Lago

President’s schedule today

1:15 p.m. Delivers remarks at a Trump Victory reception  Mar-a-Lago.

1:50 p.m. Depart Palm Beach International Airport  en route to Washington, D.C.

4:20 p.m. Arrive at Joint Base Andrews en route to the White House  Joint Base Andrews.

4:40 p.m. Arrive at the White House South Lawn.

6:45 p.m. Depart the White House en route to the Renaissance Washington Hotel.

6:55 p.m. Attend the Gridiron Club and Foundation’s 133rd anniversary dinner.

10:40 p.m. Arrive at the White House.

PHOTO GALLERY: This weekend’s visit to Mar-a-Lago

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Trump arrives in Palm Beach for RNC, re-election campaign events.

On Friday, the president hosted a “roundtable with Republican National Committee supporters” at Mar-a-Lago, then speak at a 7:30 p.m. dinner for the RNC’s Spring Donor Retreat. 

Today, he will raise money for his 2020 re-election campaign at a lunch at Mar-a-Lago before heading back to Washington in the afternoon.

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