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Trump, Melania and Barron head back to D.C.

President Trump, first lady Melania Trump and son Barron left Florida Monday as a family unit after a weekend spent at Mar-a-Lago where the president predominantly tweeted, and then today finally played golf. 

The president marked his holiday with a trip to his West Palm Beach golf club after skipping playing the sport in the direct aftermath of Wednesday’s Parkland, Florida shooting. 

The president stayed away from the course on Saturday, a day he spent fuming on Twitter, and Sunday, when he hosted House Speaker Paul Ryan at Mar-a-Lago, his private Palm Beach resort. 

President Trump gives a wave as he boards Air Force One heading back to Washington, D.C. on Monday after spending the long weekend at Mar-a-Lago, where he tweeted every day 

President Trump is spotted boarding Air Force One after a weekend in which he golfed once, but spent plenty of time on Twitter, griping about everything from the Intelligence Committee's top Democrat, to the Justice Department to talk show host Oprah Winfrey 

President Trump is spotted boarding Air Force One after a weekend in which he golfed once, but spent plenty of time on Twitter, griping about everything from the Intelligence Committee’s top Democrat, to the Justice Department to talk show host Oprah Winfrey 

President Trump (center) guides first lady Melania Trump (right) up the stairs to the plane as Barron Trump (left) follows his parents on board 

President Trump (center) guides first lady Melania Trump (right) up the stairs to the plane as Barron Trump (left) follows his parents on board 

President Trump waves from his motorcade as he and his family leave West Palm Beach, Florida after spending a long weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate 

President Trump waves from his motorcade as he and his family leave West Palm Beach, Florida after spending a long weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate 

Barron Trump (left) wearing New Balance sneakers that match his red, long-sleeved shirt turns to look at the press as first lady Melania Trump (center) and President Trump (right) board Air Force One Monday afternoon 

Barron Trump (left) wearing New Balance sneakers that match his red, long-sleeved shirt turns to look at the press as first lady Melania Trump (center) and President Trump (right) board Air Force One Monday afternoon 

President Trump (second from left) speaks with son Barron (left) as first lady Melania Trump (right) walks ahead of her family members to board Air Force One 

President Trump (second from left) speaks with son Barron (left) as first lady Melania Trump (right) walks ahead of her family members to board Air Force One 

President Trump looks back at the Florida soil as he departs West Palm Beach Monday afternoon, returning to Washington later tonight 

President Trump looks back at the Florida soil as he departs West Palm Beach Monday afternoon, returning to Washington later tonight 

Melania Trump is seen entering Air Force One first, as the first family departs West Palm Beach on Presidents' Day  Monday after spending the long weekend at Mar-a-Lago 

Melania Trump is seen entering Air Force One first, as the first family departs West Palm Beach on Presidents’ Day  Monday after spending the long weekend at Mar-a-Lago 

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One side-by-side on Monday afternoon, as Barron Trump follows his parents into the plane  

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One side-by-side on Monday afternoon, as Barron Trump follows his parents into the plane  

President Trump celebrated his holiday with a trip to his West Palm Beach golf club after forgoing the routine that takes him from one property to the other most weekend mornings when he's in town out of respect for the Parkland shooting victims

President Trump celebrated his holiday with a trip to his West Palm Beach golf club after forgoing the routine that takes him from one property to the other most weekend mornings when he’s in town out of respect for the Parkland shooting victims

The president stayed away from the course on Saturday and Sunday, a day he spent fuming on Twitter before he hosted House Speaker Paul Ryan at  his private Palm Beach resort. Trump had dinner with his family on Sunday evening at the golf club

The president stayed away from the course on Saturday and Sunday, a day he spent fuming on Twitter before he hosted House Speaker Paul Ryan at his private Palm Beach resort. Trump had dinner with his family on Sunday evening at the golf club

Trump had not made his regular am journey to the golf club during the three-day trip until Monday, when he was spotted wearing golf attire in a government SUV

Trump had not made his regular am journey to the golf club during the three-day trip until Monday, when he was spotted wearing golf attire in a government SUV

A dinner with family at Trump International Golf Club followed their discussion of the president’s legislative agenda. 

Unnamed senior White House officials expressed to the Daily Beast that they realized how bad the optics would look if Trump golfed too soon after the nation’s most recent mass shooting, which took place less than an hour’s drive away from the Mar-a-Lago resort. 

And so, Trump did not make his regular, a.m. journey to the golf club until Presidents’ Day morning, when he was spotted wearing golf attire in a government SUV.  

A White House spokeswoman did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request about the president’s activities at the club after the president was seen wearing a white polo and white hat in footage that aired of him rushing through town.  

‘Have a great, but very reflective, President’s Day!’ Trump tweeted as he made his morning mecca to Trump International.

Trump has been tweeting up a storm since Saturday afternoon, touching on everything from Oprah’s ’60 Minutes’ interview to the Department of Justice’s investigations into Russian election meddling at the tragic shooting at a Florida high school 40 miles south of him.

Donald Trump and wife Melania were pictured getting cozy at an event at Mar-a-Lago Saturday evening at Mar-a-Lago

Donald Trump and wife Melania were pictured getting cozy at an event at Mar-a-Lago Saturday evening at Mar-a-Lago

‘Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!’ he said in a late-night rant.

Early the next morning, he was steaming about DOJ.

‘Never gotten over the fact that Obama was able to send $1.7 Billion Dollars in CASH to Iran and nobody in Congress, the FBI or Justice called for an investigation!’ he said in a reference to the 2015 nuclear deal.

From there Trump laid into the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, highlighting his acknowledgement in light of DOJ’s announcement on Friday that it was prosecuting 13 Russians for election interference that Barack Obama’s administration should have been more forthright prior to Election Day.

‘Finally, Liddle’ Adam Schiff, the leakin’ monster of no control, is now blaming the Obama Administration for Russian meddling in the 2016 Election. He is finally right about something. Obama was President, knew of the threat, and did nothing. Thank you Adam!’ Trump said.

 Have a great, but very reflective, President’s Day!' Trump tweeted as he made his morning mecca to Trump International

 Have a great, but very reflective, President’s Day!’ Trump tweeted as he made his morning mecca to Trump International

The president then attempted to create some clarity on the issue of election meddling, having called the scandal a ‘witch hunt,’ ‘fake news,’ and ‘a hoax’ in the past.

‘I never said Russia did not meddle in the election, I said “it may be Russia, or China or another country or group, or it may be a 400 pound genius sitting in bed and playing with his computer.” The Russian “hoax” was that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia – it never did!’ he tweeted.

Ten minutes later, he added: ‘Now that Adam Schiff is starting to blame President Obama for Russian meddling in the election, he is probably doing so as yet another excuse that the Democrats, lead by their fearless leader, Crooked Hillary Clinton, lost the 2016 election. But wasn’t I a great candidate?’

The president continued to tweet for several hours on Sunday, suggesting with his commentary that he’d been watching the news for five or more hours that morning.

That afternoon Trump was seen at his resort with Ryan, the top GOP leader in the House and a Wisconsin congressman.

Trump had not made his regular am journey to the golf club during the three-day trip until Monday, when he was spotted wearing golf attire in a government SUV

Trump had not made his regular am journey to the golf club during the three-day trip until Monday, when he was spotted wearing golf attire in a government SUV

Late on Sunday evening the president was back on Twitter, this time complaining about Oprah’s CBS interview.

‘Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at one point I knew very well, interview a panel of people on 60 Minutes. The questions were biased and slanted, the facts incorrect. Hope Oprah runs so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of the others!’ he said of the talk show host who has ruled out a 2020 presidential bid.

Winfrey had told CBS  

The Trumps began their three-day trip to Florida with a meet-and-greet at a Broward Health North hospital, where they spoke to two victims of the Parkland high school shooting behind closed doors.

In front of reporters, Trump told a doctor at the hospital, ‘The job they’ve done is incredible and I want to congratulate you.’

‘It’s sad something like that could happen,’ Trump said of the massacre that snuffed out 17 young lives.

The president and first lady also stopped by the Broward County Sheriff’s office in Fort Lauderdale on Friday evening.

He was joined there by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi and Sen. Marco Rubio, who caught a ride on Air Force One with the president.

After hearing from hero cop Mike Leonard of the Coconut Creek police department, Trump said, ‘That was so modest, I would have told it much differently.

‘I would have said without me, they never would have found him,’ Trump proclaimed.

 



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