Trump and Melania to spend Thanksgiving at White House and not Mar-a-Lago, Internet says 'he's afraid to leave'
Amid his continued disillusionment regarding the outcome of the 2020 election, which he is yet to accept, President Donald Trump has decided to skip his annual visit to Mar-a-Lago, Florida, which is often dubbed his "winter White House" during Thanksgiving this year and instead stay back at the actual White House in Washington DC.
Stephanie Grisham, First Lady Melania Trump's chief of staff, tweeted out the first couple's "Holiday Scheduling Update" on Tuesday, November 17. "The @POTUS & @flotus will be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday at the @WhiteHouse this year," Grisham wrote. The tweet was immediately mocked by the people on Twitter.
Holiday Scheduling Update: The @POTUS & @flotus will be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday at the @WhiteHouse this year. 🦃🇺🇸— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) November 17, 2020
One user said, "He's afraid to leave. Worried they might not let him back in." "Afraid the locks will be changed?" one user wrote, while another said, "Great!!! They are getting their packing done early!!" A third quipped, "I like my President without agoraphobia," referring to fear of places or situations that might cause you to panic and make you feel trapped, helpless or embarrassed. Someone else also echoed the sentiment, saying, "He doesn’t want to leave the house". One person mocked, "Mcdonald's delivering dinner." Someone else remarked, "For the last time..." And another said, "I thought he would go to FL and just stay there."
He's afraid to leave. Worried they might not let him back in.— Kerry (@Kerry2wolves) November 18, 2020
Afraid the locks will be changed?— Amy 🚨🧑🏽✈️👩🏻⚕️👩🏽🔬👩🏿💻🧑🏼🏫 (@AmySeeksTruth) November 17, 2020
Great!!! They are getting their packing done early!!— justsnoopin (@snooping12341) November 18, 2020
I like my President without agoraphobia— vicch (@scienceisforeal) November 17, 2020
He doesn’t want to leave the house— Chris (@chrisallenben) November 17, 2020
Mcdonald's delivering dinner.— Deborah Bee🐝 (@djbee28) November 17, 2020
For the last time...— Sally W (@sallyterra) November 18, 2020
I thought he would go to FL and just stay there.— Pam Muzeroll, photo artist (@eTickerNews) November 18, 2020
For the past three years, Trump and Melania have normally attended the annual Thanksgiving dinner at the POTUS' Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida. Normally the couple hosts Thanksgiving dinner in the club's ballroom. As a result, spending the holiday at the White House will be something new for them. The latest development comes as Trump remains determined to hinder a smooth transition of power after Biden won the presidential race, ordering his officials not to cooperate with the future president's transition team. Meanwhile, he continues to maintain that there was widespread voter fraud in the election despite providing no concrete evidence of his claims and accusations.
We previously reported that Trump is spending increasing time couped up in the Oval Office of the White House with most people having little idea as to what he is up staying up way past his work hours. "Trump has stayed in the Oval Office later than normal this week. He's still there now, was there until almost 8 last night, around 7:20 night before, and until 8:15 Monday. He typically goes to the residence around 6:30 or so, where he has dinner & makes calls," CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins tweeted on November 12.
Trump has stayed in the Oval Office later than normal this week. He's still there now, was there until almost 8 last night, around 7:20 night before and until 8:15 Monday. He typically goes to the residence around 6:30 or so, where he has dinner & makes calls.— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 13, 2020
Trump made his first public appearance in six days on Wednesday, November 11, when he visited Arlington National Cemetery for a somber ceremony commemorating Veterans Day alongside first lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. He did not speak at the event. The president's light public schedule was defended by a White House spokesman who said he is "carrying out all of his duties." "Just as he promised, President Trump is fighting hard for a free and fair election while at the same time carrying out all of his duties to put America First," deputy press secretary Judd Deere said in a statement.