White House insists Trump will have a ‘full schedule’ — then he shows up at the golf course
President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning insisted that he would spend his day taking meetings and working phones — but just hours later, he drove to one of his own Florida golf courses.
Earlier on Wednesday, Trump tweeted that he was keeping a busy schedule, despite the fact that it was the day before a national holiday.
Will be having meetings and working the phones from the Winter White House in Florida (Mar-a-Lago). Stock Market hit new Record High yesterday – $5.5 trillion gain since E. Many companies coming back to the U.S. Military building up and getting very strong.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2017
“Will be having meetings and working the phones from the Winter White House in Florida (Mar-a-Lago),” the president wrote.
However, MSNBC’s Kyle Griffin noted that pool reports show Trump showed up at his Florida Trump International Golf Club less than three hours later.
6:51AM—Trump tweets he will be “having meetings and working the phones”.
9:26AM—Pool reports that Trump has arrived at Trump International Golf Club in FL. https://t.co/48CTGeseNL
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 22, 2017
Additionally, the White House sent out a missive to reporters demanding that they report Trump had a full schedule on Wednesday.
“While the White House communications staff expects the press pool to have a ‘low-key day,’ the president will NOT have a low-key day and has a full schedule of meetings and phone calls,” the White House wrote, in a message posted by Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere.
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) November 22, 2017