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Trump cuts vacation short, returns to Washington, D.C. Thursday

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Posted at 5:37 PM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 17:37:43-05

WASHINGTON, D.C- — President Donald Trump cut his Florida vacation short and will miss his family’s traditional New Year’s Eve gala at their Mar-a-Lago resort to return to Washington, D.C. Thursday.

The White House did not give a reason for the president’s early return.

The abrupt change happened late Wednesday.

The return to D.C. comes as tensions escalate between the U.S. and Iran. The Associated Press reports there is concern Iran could order military retaliation for the U.S. killing a top Iranian military commander on Jan. 3, 2020 in a drone strike.

The White House did not give a reason for the president’s early return.

The abrupt change happened late Wednesday.

The return to D.C. comes as tensions escalate between the U.S. and Iran. The Associated Press reports there is concern Iran could order military retaliation for the U.S. killing a top Iranian military commander on Jan. 3, 2020 in a drone strike.

The president and First Lady Melania Trump arrived at their Palm Beach resort on Dec. 23 and had planned on holding their annual gala Thursday night before returning.

Trump’s New Year’s Eve parties typically include celebrities and in the last few years, political allies and leaders have attended.