Donald Trump heads for a family Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago with Melania and Barron – but not before a ‘homecoming’ rally to mark him moving his vote to Florida
- Trump flew to Florida for a campaing rally Tuesday
- He was joined by son Barron Trump and First Lady Melania Trump
- Earlier he pardoned national Thanksgiving turkeys Bread and Butter
- Trump made a joke at the expense of Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff
- Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz accompanied him on the trip
- Tiffany Trump was at the White House for the turkey pardoning
President Donald Trump left Washington behind him with family in tow as he got an early start on Thanksgiving, with an evening rally planned in his adoptive home state of Florida.
Trump was accompanied by his 13-year-old son, Barron, who continues to stand tall alongside his 6-foot-3 father. He was also accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, who joined the president at public events for the pardoning of Thanksgiving turkeys Bread and Butter, after joining a ceremony for hero Army dog Conan on Monday.
For the first lady, it was a welcome change from her morning, where she was booed in Baltimore at an event where she spoke about opioid abuse in a city her husband called ‘rat-infested.’
The trio were previously photographed in August, when they returned to the White House after a vacation at Trump’s New Jersey golf club.
President Donald Trump walks with son Barron and first lady Melania Trump as they depart for travel to Florida from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 26, 2019. They plan to spend the holiday at Mar-a-Lago
This time, it was off to Florida, for a political rally that the Trump campaign is billing as a homecoming now that the president has given up his domicile in New York City and has registered to vote in the the Sunshine State, which has no state income tax.
First daughter Tiffany Trump, whose mom is Marla Maples, was spotted at the White House for a ceremony where Trump pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkeys Bread and Butter.
Joining Trump on Air Force One were aides Dan Scavino, Stephanie Grisham, Stephen Miller, Emma Doyle, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and his wife, Hilary Geary Ross, and Trump loyalist GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien also came along.
Viktor and Amalija Knavs, the parents of First Lady Melania Trump, who have become U.S. citizens, were also joining the troop en route to Thanksgiving festivities.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wave as their son Barron looks on as they make their way to board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on November 26, 2019
Viktor and Amalija Knavs, the parents of First Lady Melania Trump, depart the White House in Washington, DC, on November 26, 2019. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
President Donald, first lady Melania Trump, and Barron Trump, walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Washington
The Trumps are heading to Florida to spend the Thanksgiving holiday at their Mar-a-Lago estate
Trump is holding a campaign rally in Broward County, Florida, his adoptive state