President Donald Trump plans to lunch with Florida Gov. Rick Scott as he winds down his holiday trip in the Sunshine State.
Trump will dine with Scott Sunday, before likely making an appearance at tonight’s New Year’s Eve festivities at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach.
While the president has spent much of his vacation on the greens at his local golf club, he closed the West Palm Beach course Friday so members of the United States Coast Guard could play.
Earlier in the week he had complimented the Coast Guard’s efforts in hurricane relief this year.
Talk of hurricane recovery is on the menu for his Sunday meeting with Scott as well, along with infrastructure and ‘other matters important to Floridians.’
President Trump (left) is slated to have lunch with Florida Gov. Rick Scott (right) as he winds down his holiday trip to the Sunshine State
President Trump shared his golf course with 60 Coast Guard members today, praising them for their hurricane response this year in Texas
On Friday, the president hailed the Coast Guard as ‘fantastic’ as he addressed an assembly of players at the end of his own golf game on the 17th hole on what he called ‘one of the great courses of the world.’
‘I think all of you were watching my shot, right. Did you see it?’ he asked. ‘A shot! And a birdie!’
And then, pointing to the press, he chuckled: ‘They’ll say I took a triple bogey, but I actually got a birdie.’
Trump also told the Coast Guard he was ‘honored’ to have them at his property and praised them for their rapid response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
‘The job you did in Florida, and frankly, especially, the job they did, as you know, the job they did they did in Texas, saved 16,000 people. It’s unheard of,’ he told a group of onlookers and media. ‘So I just want to thank you.
A scramble is a low-pressure game in which each player on a team hits a tee shot and everyone makes the next swing from the spot where the ‘best ball’ lies.
The guardsmen played a four-man scramble tournament at Trump International, a playing format that allows teams to take swings from the position of the ‘best ball’ from the previous shot
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard walk back to the clubhouse after taking a photo with U.S. President Donald Trump on the 17th green, who invited them to play golf at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach Friday
A Coast Guard boat is pictured patrolling the waters off Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort club
Trump arrived to the photo opp with the guardsman at the 17th hole driving his own golf cart
EXTRA GOOD MOOD: The president was especially exuberant as he returned to Mar-a-Lago Friday following his golf outing. He gave his supporters two thumbs up as he crossed a bridge near his property
To score a birdie in a regular round of golf, like Trump says he did, a golfer would have to be 1-under par on the hole. A triple bogey is three strokes over par.
The media was not allowed to watch Trump golf on Friday, so journalists would not have otherwise known his score.
The White House brought reporters across the course and down to the 17th hole just before the president drove up in a golf cart that he was personally manning.
‘You’re gonna determine who the best player is, right?’ Trump said, shaking U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Gene Gibson’s hand, as he spoke to members of the Coast Guard moments later. ‘Maybe it’s the boss, I don’t know,’ he said of Gibson.
Trump then joked with the guardsmen this afternoon about his own game, saying he had just scored well on the hole where they were standing.
The president told the service members that they were holding up billionaire Leslie Alexander’s play with their photo spray.
‘He said, “If it’s for the Coast Guard, I don’t mind waiting. I said, “That’s OK. You’re gonna wait,” Trump recalled to laughter. ‘Thank you, Leslie,’ the president said.
‘These brave men and women patrol the waterways near Palm Beach and Mar-a-Lago everyday. The president wanted to thank these service members personally for their service to this nation,’ said Deputy White House Press Secretary Hogan Gidley.
Trump has spent many of the days at the golf club he owns in West Palm Beach playing with the pros.
He golf Thursday with his son Eric and PGA star Jim Herman. Tuesday he had an outing with several golf champs and a GOP senator.
The president is assumed to have played Wednesday, as well, although the White House has been reticent to say when he’s been on the course – even when it was captured on video.
It was the New York Times that revealed the president’s partners on Thursday after an impromptu interview with Trump on the property.
Trump walks with U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Gene Gibson, commanding officer of the Lake Worth Inlet Station on the course Friday
The president told members of the Coast Guard who protect his property that they are ‘fantastic’ and he’s honored to have them at his course
The president wore a red USA hat with white lettering for the occasion and another white polo from his collection
U.S. Secret Service members watch over Trump International Golf Club as U.S. President Donald Trump visits the course Friday
He did not stay for the golf tournament. He returned to Mar-a-Lago immediately after it started, instead
Friday morning the president made what has become a routine hop across town during his holiday to Trump International Golf Club after a later than usual start so he could take in Fox & Friends.
Several hours after he arrived the White House revealed Trump’s plans to host Station Lake Worth Inlet and other Coast members at the course for an afternoon session.
Trump had left his private resort four hours before the photo op with the Coast Guard before their golf game. He did not stick around to watch them play, leaving the property shortly after a cannon blast indicated it was underway.
The president promptly returned to Mar-a-Lago, where the White House said he would remain the rest of the day.
Before he departed the course, Trump teased guardsman about how many of them showed up.
‘The Coast Guard is fantastic. And, I said, “Come use my course.” I didn’t know I’d be flooded,’ he added, eliciting laughter from his guests. ‘But that’s OK. You guys go have a good time. Let me know who won. We’ll get them a little trophy.’
MAKE WAY: A United States Post Office truck slows down the motorcade of President Trump on Southern Boulevard in Palm Beach on Friday
As Trump approached his property, he passed a bridge where his supporters typically rally
Trump’s photo opp Friday was with the same group of guardsman he and First Lady Melania Trump visited on Thanksgiving: Station Lake Worth Inle
Yesterday, Trump spent close to six hours at the golf club he owns. Four hours in he was captured by CNN’s cameras standing near a golf cart on the property’s golf course.
He dined that evening at his ‘Winter White House’ with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, according to the White House. The men were said to be discussing trade policy and the economic boom taking place in the United States.
His Friday afternoon plans were a mystery, with the White House telling reporters Trump would have no additional outings that day.
Trump’s spokesman did not respond to DailyMail.com’s request for the names of the president’s golf partners on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
The White House has refused to confirm Trump’s golfing on several occasions this week, even as blurry footage of him on the course aired on CNN yesterday, for instance.
Trump is known to have golfed on five occasions since he arrived in Palm Beach last Friday, on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
His attire on Wednesday, the same white polo paired with a white USA hat he had on Thursday, and the amount of time he was at the golf property suggested he played another round that day.
The White House has refused to confirm Trump’s golfing on several occasions this week, even as blurry footage of him on the course aired on CNN yesterday, for instance
Trump was revealed by the New York Times to have golfed with his son Eric and PGA pro Jim Herman
ON THE MOVE: President Trump’s motorcade of black SUVs deliver him to Trump International Golf Club on Thursday morning
On Trump’s way back from the golf club, a group of his supporters were waiting for him
They held signs that said, ‘HILLARY FOR PRISON,’ and ‘SECURE OUR BORDER’
Friday was Trump’s fourth visit to Trump International Golf Club since a Christmas evening pledge to get ‘back to work’ the next day.
That was on Monday.
Tuesday the White House said that Trump played with Sen. David Perdue, as well as current and former pro golfers. Saturday the president also played with golf champs.
CNN has been chronicling Trump’s golf adventures from afar, but an unmarked white truck obscured the network’s view of the course on Wednesday while Trump was assumed to be playing. The network had a clear shot of Trump on the course again on Thursday near a cart and in golf attire.
A photographer for DailyMail.com caught Trump through the window of his SUV giving onlookers a double thumbs up as he returned to Mar-a-Lago in his motorcade on Friday.
The president’s visit to Palm Beach has attracted a steady stream of sign-holders at the same intersection every day since Christmas.
After a quiet Monday, Trump invited his press pool to watch him on the course with the Coast Guard on Friday and to a fire station for a meet and greet with first responders on Wednesday.
For the fire station visit, Trump ditched his golf polo and ball cap for a suit and tie.
The president thanked first responders who service him when he’s on vacation during the visit, saying they too are ‘fantastic’ and ‘incredible’ at what they do.
‘What you do, in terms of paramedics and fire and all of the other things you do that people don’t appreciate like they should. But we appreciate it. And we’re giving you a lot of equipment. We’re giving you a lot of help,’ the president told them.
Before leaving, Trump told them, ‘I’ll go back to Palm Beach, and you go back and also watch yourselves on television, huh?
‘We created some stars in here, chief,’ the president stated.
The White House has been refusing to say who Trump golfed with at his property this week – including Friday
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 has been making daily treks to his golf club from his vacation digs. The only day he did not visit Trump International was Christmas Day
HARD AT WORK: Trump sent this tweet on Thursday morning from Trump International Golf Club
Trump used the visit to boast about the GOP tax cut and stock market highs in front of the cameras.
‘You know when the stock market goes up that affects everybody, not just — you know you think of the rich, you think of the big — the fact is it affects everybody because people own stocks, whether it’s in 401(k)s or otherwise. So it’s really been great,’ the former real estate mogul said.
Trump said the tax slash bill he signed into law minutes before he left the White House for Florida is the ‘legislation of all legislation’
‘And I tell you, that tax cut bill is something with what’s it’s kicking in,’ he said. ‘So the country is really — you have a big, big beautiful ship that we’re turning around. And a lot of good things are happening.’
Trump has been posted up in Palm Beach for seven nights with plans to stay in Florida through New Year’s 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.
That day the president and first lady took calls from children tracking Santa through NORAD before they attended an evening mass. Sunday was the last time that Melania Trump was observed in Palm Beach by the press.
Trump gives onlookers a thumbs up as he drives by on his way back Wednesday from his West Palm Beach golf club
Here, the president waves at supporters on Thursday in a similar outfit to the one he wore Wednesday
As the president’s motorcade crossed a bridge near Mar-a-Lago supporters of the president’s welcomed him to the Winter White House on Thursday
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, the first lady 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.
Pro golfer Bryson DeChambau and former PGA player Dana Quigley were on the course with Perdue and Trump, the White House said Tuesday.
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
Tuesday, 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 along with PGA tour golfer Bryson Dechambeau (right)
Trump’s visit to his golf property Friday was his 88th time at a course he owns since taking office, according to an NBC tracker, and his 114th day at a property he owns. He has been in office 343 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.’