Trump Leaves On First Mar-A-Lago Trip Since Shutdown

The Palm Beach Post reports:

With the government open again, President Donald Trump at last was headed Friday for a weekend at his happy place: his Mar-a-Lago private club on Florida’s southeastern coast.

Trump typically spends many winter weekends at the Palm Beach estate, golfing at another nearby private club that he owns and having dinner on an outdoor terrace at Mar-a-Lago, where he catches up with friends and club members.

After the shutdown began just before Christmas, Trump canceled his 16-day holiday at Mar-a-Lago and remained at the White House, where he often posted on Twitter to complain about being alone in the mansion and waiting for Democrats to come over and negotiate a deal for the wall he wants to build on the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Daily Mail reports:

Melania Trump seemed thrilled to be living the chilly weather in Washington, D.C. this afternoon, beaming for the cameras as she left for Florida. The first lady, 54, flashed a grin at photographers and held her husband’s hand as the couple walked out from the White House to a waiting helicopter on Friday.

Facing the cold for the last time in a few days, Melania went fully monochrome for the outing, bundling up in a light brown coat by Roksanda that reached down to her knees — and retailed for a whopping $3,875.

She paired it with matching brown boots with tall heels, a $1,625 pair by designed Gianvito Rossi, but skipped the gloves despite temperatures dipping into the low 20s.