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Trump dines with Melania and golfs, Ivanka poses for photo

President Donald Trump joined the First Lady for dinner on Saturday night, with the two enjoying a meal at his namesake country club in Bedminster, New Jersey. 

The pair were joined by another couple – possibly Melania’s parents Viktor and Amalija Knavs – for their final vacation dinner before heading back to the antion’s capital. 

President Trump was also sure to sneak in one more round of golf as well before his return, as he was spotted hitting the links just before hopping on Air Force One to return to the White House.

Meanwhile, his daughter Ivanka was pulled out of hiding on Saturday after a week of laying low despite repeated calls for her to speak up and comment on the racial unrest that was occurring in Charlottesville and her father’s polarizing response to the protests in the area.

The First Daughter appeared to roaming the grounds of the club on Saturday when she got asked to pose for a selfie with a clubgoer.

Ivanka looked flawless in the photo that the young woman later posted to Instagram, with a giant smile stretched across her makeup-free face.

 

Dinner party: President Trump enjoyed dinner at his Bedminster Country Club on Saturday night with his wife Melania (President on right and First Lady in left with female guest in center) – next to someone on snapchat

Melania wore her hair down and a pair of pointy-toed heels for the country club dinner 

Melania wore her hair down and a pair of pointy-toed heels for the country club dinner 

Teeing it up: On Sunday, President Trump (above in blue) was photographed playing golf before making his return to Washington DC aboard Air Force One

Teeing it up: On Sunday, President Trump (above in blue) was photographed playing golf before making his return to Washington DC aboard Air Force One

Smile: Ivanka Trump was also photographed at Bedminster over the weekend, posing for a makeup-free selfie with a clubgoer (above)

Smile: Ivanka Trump was also photographed at Bedminster over the weekend, posing for a makeup-free selfie with a clubgoer (above)

President Trump was photographed teeing up on Sunday at Bedminster in a photo posted to Instagram, with his frequent golf buddy and Trump Foundation donor Richard Levine also a post of his foursome.

Levine had also played golf with President Trump at the course earlier in the month, with the pair being joined by Michael Fazio, who posted and later took down an Instagram photo of himself and the Commander-in-Chief during their round.

Fazio, who is the founder of Prime Staffing NYC, previously posted a photo of himself golfing with President Trump last year.

These outings came as the Secret Service reports their skyrocketing budget as they try to protect the First Family, including over $60,000 on golf cart rentals in just his first seven months in office.

Many members of the club have been posting photos and videos of President Trump’s comings and goings over the past few weeks.

As a result of the proprietor’s new job, it seems that guests must now deal with bomb-sniffing dogs and large film crews gathering around their normally quiet club.

The videos also reveal just how close Marine One gets to the pools and greens when it touches down to drop of president trump or whisk him off to the nearby Morristown Airport.

It is there that Air Force One is kept while he is at Bedminster, and her boarded the plane on Sunday with Melania and Barron as well as Ivanka and her three children.

Jared Kushner meanwhile has not been spotted for over a week, and was not photographed boarding Air Force One with his family on Sunday. 

Marine One at bedminster

Marine One leaves Bedminster

Get to the chopper: Guests have been posting videos and photos of Marine One as it arrives and takes off from Bedminster over the past few weeks just by the club’s pool (above on Sunday)

High alert: Guests are also posting the bomb-sniffing dogs that are now out at the club (above) when President Trump is in town

High alert: Guests are also posting the bomb-sniffing dogs that are now out at the club (above) when President Trump is in town

Disturbing he peace: Guests are also getting used to the new crews assembling at the club when President Trump is in town

Disturbing he peace: Guests are also getting used to the new crews assembling at the club when President Trump is in town

President Trump’s meal with Melania came on the same day that the couple stated they would not attend the upcoming Kennedy Center Honors after four of the five honorees said they would not or may not attend due to the Commander-in-Chief’s recent policies and actions. 

One day prior, the notable group of artists, writers, thespians, musicians, designers and architects who comprise the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities had all resigned in response to his comments about the protesters in Virginia.

A White House spokesperson responded to the letter by stating that President Trump been planning to disband the committee, whose members include painter Chuck Close, actor Kal Penn, and Broadway director George C. Scott.

They're back: The First Daughter and her three children joined President Trump, the First Lady and Barron on Air Force One Sunday (Barron, President Trump and the First Lady on the South Lawn)

They’re back: The First Daughter and her three children joined President Trump, the First Lady and Barron on Air Force One Sunday (Barron, President Trump and the First Lady on the South Lawn)

Just Jared: Not pictured however was Jared Kushner, who was also not spotted over the weekend at Bedminster (Ivanka with Arabella and Theodore above)

Just Jared: Not pictured however was Jared Kushner, who was also not spotted over the weekend at Bedminster (Ivanka with Arabella and Theodore above)

Those individuals, along with the other member of the 16-person committee, were Obama-era appointees who agreed to stay in their positions until President Trump made his selections for their successor. 

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin are also on the committee, with the three among the 12 members who serve in ex-officio roles.

The honorary co-chair is First Lady Melania Trump.

Despite the committee resigning on Friday and President Trump’s desire to disband the group, the website has not been changed or edited in the days since the letter was sent by the 16 members.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk