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Trump drops by Palm Beach fire station and talks taxes

President Donald Trump dropped by a West Palm Beach fire station on Wednesday afternoon to thank area first responders for their service.

The president had changed out of the golf attire he’d been spotted in just before the visit and into a suit for the meet and greet at Fire Rescue Station No. 2.

‘You do a fantastic job, and I just wanted to thank you very much. Really fantastic people,’ he said. ‘So thank you all very much, we appreciate it, now I’ll go back to Palm Beach and you go back and watch yourselves on television. Create some stars in here, chief.’

Trump continued to talk for several minutes about his record-level of achievements in office, including a tax cut bill the GOP approved just before the Christmas holiday.

He called it the ‘legislation of all legislation’ in his remarks at the fire house.

 to his West Palm Beach golf club for a second time on Wednesday after pledging on Christmas evening to get ‘back to work’ the following day.

The president arrived at Trump International at roughly 9 am and was presumed to be golfing for four hours on the property that’s minutes away from Mar-a-Lago, the private resort he owns in the Florida city.

A White House spokesman would not characterize the president’s activities on Wednesday, including Trump’s golf partners, if that is indeed what he was doing.

CNN had been chronicling Trump’s golf adventures for afar, but an unmarked white truck obscured the network’s view of the course this morning while Trump was believed to by playing. 

A cheery-looking Trump was later observed wearing a white polo and white USA cap by DailyMail.com while he waved to onlookers as he returned to Mar-a-Lago in his motorcade.

 

President Donald Trump was at his West Palm Beach golf club for a second time after pledging on Christmas evening to get 'back to work.' Cheery-looking, Trump was later observed wearing a white polo and white USA cap by DailyMail.com as he returned to Mar-a-Lago in his motorcade

President Donald Trump was at his West Palm Beach golf club for a second time after pledging on Christmas evening to get ‘back to work.’ Cheery-looking, Trump was later observed wearing a white polo and white USA cap by DailyMail.com as he returned to Mar-a-Lago in his motorcade

On Wednesday, an unidentified white truck blocked what likely would have been a visual of President Trump spending another day on the links at his West Palm Beach golf club 

On Wednesday, an unidentified white truck blocked what likely would have been a visual of President Trump spending another day on the links at his West Palm Beach golf club 

The president arrived at Trump International at roughly 9 am on Wednesday and was presumed to be golfing on the property that's minutes away from Mar-a-Lago, the private resort he owns in the Florida city

The president arrived at Trump International at roughly 9 am on Wednesday and was presumed to be golfing on the property that’s minutes away from Mar-a-Lago, the private resort he owns in the Florida city

A White House spokesman would not characterize the president's activities on Wednesday, including Trump's golf partners, if that is indeed what he is doing

A White House spokesman would not characterize the president’s activities on Wednesday, including Trump’s golf partners, if that is indeed what he is doing

Yesterday, the White House said that Trump was on the links with Sen. David Perdue, the author of a bill to overhaul the nation’s immigration system that the president is pursuing for January passage. 

Trump has been posted up in Palm Beach since last Friday with plans to stay in Florida through New Year’s Day.

He’s been on the links at least three times since he arrived prior to the visit to Trump International Golf Club on Wednesday.

The White House confirmed that he was on the course Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday after taking a break from the sport on Christmas Day. 

Trump was said to be on out with friends and pro golfers Jim Herman, Daniel Berger, and Justin Thomas, along with Thomas’ father, on Saturday.

His Christmas eve partners were never stated in spite of repeated inquires from the press. 

Monday, the president did not make a public appearance of any kind as he celebrated Christmas privately at Mar-a-Lago with his adult children, First Lady Melania Trump and their 11-year-old son. He sent the above tweet that evening 

Monday, the president did not make a public appearance of any kind as he celebrated Christmas privately at Mar-a-Lago with his adult children, First Lady Melania Trump and their 11-year-old son. He sent the above tweet that evening 

Trump gives onlookers a thumbs up as he drives by on his way back Wednesday from his West Palm Beach golf club

Trump gives onlookers a thumbs up as he drives by on his way back Wednesday from his West Palm Beach golf club

His visit to the golf property marked his 86th time at one of the courses he owns since taking office

His visit to the golf property marked his 86th time at one of the courses he owns since taking office

Monday, the president did not make a public appearance of any kind as he celebrated Christmas privately at Mar-a-Lago with his adult children, first lady Melania Trump and their 11-year-old son. 

A tweet that evening from his personal account said: ‘I hope everyone is having a great Christmas, then tomorrow it’s back to work in order to Make America Great Again (which is happening faster than anyone anticipated)!’  

The next day Trump was out on the course again. He seemingly turned the five-hour excursion into a working golf game, however, bringing along Perdue, a Republican who represents Georgia in the U.S. Senate.

A request for comment went unanswered by Perdue’s office.

Yesterday, the White House said that Trump was on the links with Sen. David Perdue, the author of a bill to overhaul the nation's immigration system that the president is pursuing for January passage

Yesterday, the White House said that Trump was on the links with Sen. David Perdue, the author of a bill to overhaul the nation’s immigration system that the president is pursuing for January passage

Dana Quigley hits a shot from the fairway during the first round of the Allianz Championship held at The Old Course at Broken Sound on February 6, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. He joined the president's foursome at Trump International on Tuesday

Trump was also joined by PGA tour golfer Bryson Dechambeau on Tuesday in Palm Beach

Dana Quigley hits a shot from the fairway during the first round of the Allianz Championship held at The Old Course at Broken Sound on February 6, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. He joined the president’s foursome at Trump International on Tuesday along with  PGA tour golfer Bryson Dechambeau (right)

Pro golfer Bryson DeChambau and former PGA player Dana Quigley were on the course with them, the White House said.

Trump and Perdue likely discussed the senator’s proposition to restructure the federal immigration system. Perdue and GOP Sen. Tom Cotton have proposed a merit-based system that ends the visa lottery system and a process Trump has dubbed chain migration because it allows family members of visa holders to follow them into the country.

The White House is working out a deal with legislators that would protect illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children from deportation in exchange for changes he’s demanding to the country’s entryways. 

In addition to the merit-based immigration overhaul, Trump wants lawmakers to green-light funding for his U.S.-Mexico border wall. 

After his rendezvous with Perdue on Tuesday, Trump sent a single tweet celebrating his tax cut achievement. The message made no reference to immigration.

‘All signs are that business is looking really good for next year, only to be helped further by our Tax Cut Bill. Will be a great year for Companies and JOBS! Stock Market is poised for another year of SUCCESS!’ he said.

Trump seemingly turned Tuesday's excursion into a working golf game, bringing along Perdue, a Republican who represents Georgia in the Senate

Trump seemingly turned Tuesday’s excursion into a working golf game, bringing along Perdue, a Republican who represents Georgia in the Senate

Trump was unusually silent on Wednesday morning as he departed Mar-a-Lago for Trump International. He had not sent any tweets by late afternoon.

His visit to the golf property marked his 86th time at one of the courses he owns since taking office, according to an NBC tracker, and his 112th day at a property he owns. He has been in office 341 days.

The president’s frequent golf outings his first year on the job have come under scrutiny, especially in the context of his criticism of former President Barack Obama.

Trump said in an Oct. 13, 2014 complaint, ‘Can you believe that,with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf. Worse than Carter.’ 

 

 



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