Trump, Melania and Barron seen together for first time since leaving White House, receive standing ovation
According to a video posted to Instagram on Friday, the Trump family was seen strolling through an outdoor dining area at the Palm Beach resort
Ever since Donald Trump left the White House, he hasn't been spotted doing much apart from playing golf and making rare public appearances. After moving to Mar-a-Lago - the Florida resort that the former president has made his home after leaving the Oval Office, Trump was never seen with his wife Melania and son Barron together; until now when the family made their first appearance together since he left office.
According to a video posted to Instagram on Friday, the Trump family was seen strolling through an outdoor dining area at the club in Palm Beach, Florida.
'Mr. President!' one supporter can be heard shouting. In the video, some of the club members cheer and applaud, many rise to their feet to welcome him. Trump might have been spotted and captured by paps frequently golfing since leaving office, which he also did on Saturday. But Barron hasn't been seen in public in a long time. The 15-year-old was not present at Trump's farewell address on his final day in office.
Melania has also been vocal in her protection of her son from public scrutiny. She recently celebrated his 15th birthday with black balloons that many users had a field day poking fun at. In December, Melania reportedly toured private prep schools in Florida, looking for the perfect fit for Barron to continue his education.
Happy birthday BWT ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/8AVZEhLeMg— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) March 20, 2021
Trump has recently been in the news for calling for a boycott of MLB and an entire list of companies including Coca-Cola, Delta, JP Morgan, ViacomCBS, Cisco, UPS and Merck, all of which have signaled opposition to the new Georgia voting law to some extent.
"For years the Radical Left Democrats have played dirty by boycotting products when anything from that company is done or stated in any way that offends them," Trump said in a statement on Saturday. "We can play the game better than them."
"Baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans, and now they leave Atlanta with their All-Star Game because they are afraid of the Radical Left Democrats who do not want voter I.D., which is desperately needed, to have anything to do with our elections," Trump said. "Boycott baseball and all of the woke companies that are interfering with Free and Fair Elections. Are you listening Coke, Delta, and all!"
In his statement, Trump blamed 'WOKE CANCEL CULTURE' for pressuring companies to fall in line against Georgia's new law. "Don't go back to their products until they relent," Trump said. "Never submit, never give up!"
There are many critics of the new voting law who say that it is specifically aimed at suppressing the minority vote that helped President Joe Biden win the elections. According to the latest reports, the law, which was signed into effect on March 25, 2021, gives the Georgia election board powers to interfere in the election offices of 159 counties, and imposes ID requirements for absentee ballots.