Waiting for daddy! Eric and Lara Trump enjoy a dog walk with baby Luke in Mar-A-Lago as President Trump CANCELS his Christmas getaway to Florida to deal with government shutdown
- Eric Trump, wife Lara and son Luke were seen at Mar-A-Lago on Saturday
- Lara was enjoying the Florida sun as she wore shorts and a bikini top as they took their dog Charlie for a walk with their son Luke
- Due to the budget impasse and partial government shutdown President Trump delayed his trip to the Florida resort for Christmas
Eric Trump and his wife Lara were spotted enjoying the holiday weekend at the Palm Beach resort owned by his father while the president stayed at the White House to deal with the Government shutdown.
Eric is seen carrying his son Luke and also pushing a car-shaped stroller nearby while carrying what looks like fishing gear.
His wife Lara sported a bikini top as she walked family dog Charlie with her husband.
Putting a crimp on his Christmas, President Trump had to cancel his standard holiday getaway with family in Florida over the partial government shutdown that began Friday night.
Eric and Lara Trump at Mar-A-Lago, sans the owner and patriarch, Donald, pictured walking the grounds with dog Charlie
Lara Trump apparently on the phone as she and Eric walk dog Charlie at Mar-A-Lago
While the budget impasse stems from the $5.7 billion he wants for a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, his wife Melania decided not to stick around in the nation’s capital.
‘It has long been the family’s tradition to spend their Christmas holiday at Mar-a-Lago. Her plans to travel with her son to their Florida home for his winter break have not changed this year,’ spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said, CNN reported.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced no deal had been reached as of Saturday afternoon and the Senate is adjourned until December 27.
‘The crisis of illegal activity at our Southern Border is real and will not stop until we build a great Steel Barrier or Wall. Let work begin!’ the President tweeted on Saturday.
Eric Trump and Lara in bikini top walking across the grounds of Trump’s Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida
While the coupe spent time together, the president stayed at the White House to deal with the Government shutdown
Eric Trump was seen carrying his son Luke out of car at the Palm Beach resort
Eric Trump carries a fishing rod while pushing a car-shaped stroller with son Luke nearby
Luke Trump is enjoying only his second Christmas with family this year
Lawmakers returned on Saturday to Capitol Hill hoping for a last minute passage of a bill to undo the partial shutdown before the holiday break, but the impasse continued.
‘I am in the White House, working hard. News reports concerning the Shutdown and Syria are mostly FAKE. We are negotiating with the Democrats on desperately needed Border Security (Gangs, Drugs, Human Trafficking & more) but it could be a long stay,’ Trump also tweeted Saturday afternoon.
Trump continues to hold firm to the $5 billion price tag that Democrats categorically refuse to entertain, even though he has previously said that Mexico would pay for the border wall.
The president had planned for a 16-day holiday, which would have been his longest as president, but with the shutdown, it does not appear to be happening.
Flight restrictions for the area around the resort were lifted on Friday after the President’s decision to stay in D.C., according to the local CBS affiliate.
Eric and wife Lara walk along the sun-drenched ground at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort as the President waits behind in Washington D.C. holding firm on his desire for a border wall
Charlie, the beagle, is a rescue adopted by Eric and Lara Trump
President Trump tweeted an image of himself alone at his desk after his wife took off for Mar-a-Lago