Trump, Pence bring Washington to Palm Beach

Your afternoon shot of politics, sent straight from the desk of Joshua Miller. "He also had a full day of meetings, calls and interviews for the new NSA (national security adviser)..."

With the president and vice president both on Palm Beach the Southern White House is starting to feel like the real thing.

The president does not have any public events scheduled this weekend. That facility's remote and rugged location means local authorities don't have to spend as much time or money helping the Secret Service.

Deputies said the underage driver was given a citation and taken to a behavioral health center.

Not so with Trump.

For a White House that has sometimes been loath to acknowledge basic facts - including photographs showing that the crowd at Trump's inauguration was smaller than at Obama's - it is the latest example of officials essentially asking people not to believe their own eyes.

Paula Prudente, who also lined the motorcade route, told WPBF, "I'm always on the passenger side, because I know that he waves and smiles at us". He has visited the course all 10 times he has golfed since becoming President.

Now that Trump is President, the comments are coming back to complicate his golf habit. "They're not going to discuss it with me".

It has also been revealed - through golf blogs and media reports - that Trump has played with top professional golfers such as Rory McIlroy, one of the top-ranked golfers in the world.

Criticism of those trips are not uncommon for presidents, and Trump himself lobbed several remarks at former President Barack Obama for time spent away from Washington.

But such games appear to have been exceptions during Trump's first weeks in office.

A White House official later told the Palm Beach Post that the meeting would not happen Friday night. "His staff said: 'Tell the president you're the guy with the God bless Trump sign, so apparently he liked that or took notice of it".

Some women are paying tens of thousands of dollars to look like Ivanka Trump, according to USA Today. As for whether any golf was played in all those hours at the course, Trump left the matter vague.

The President said before he took on the role of U.S. president that he was passing the business onto his sons, and pledged he would not discuss it with them.

  • Larry Hoffman