President Trump to visit Florida this weekend

The President will spend the weekend at Mar-A-Lago
Posted at 5:55 AM, Feb 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-02 05:55:45-05

This weekend is President Donald Trump's first trip to his lavish Mar-a-Lago estate since taking the oath of office.

President Trump will fly on Air Force One and the White House confirms he will land at Palm Beach International Airport on Friday, February 3 and depart Monday, February 6.

President Trump's visit coincides with the 60th annual Red Cross Ball, scheduled at Mar-a-Largo on Saturday night. The Associated Press reports President Trump will attend the charity gala although the White House has yet to confirm his plans.

Security will be heightened in and around Palm Beach this weekend. The Federal Aviation Administration has issued flight restrictions including a no-fly zone in a 30-nautical-mile radius of Mar-a-Lago. The President's trip will effectively shut down the Lantana airport.

There are protests planned for the President's visit. One group organized the March to Mar-a-Lago for Humanity and their Facebook page shows almost 2,000 people plan to attend Saturday. The group will march nearly 3 miles from Trump Plaza to Bingham Island.

According to the Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach County laid out close to $250,000 over Thanksgiving during one of the President's visits to his Florida estate. Most of that was in overtime for the Sheriff's Office and fire rescue. The Sheriff's Office has not released numbers yet for the 16 days President Trump was at Mar-a-Lago during the Christmas holiday. The county has requested federal reimbursement for both stays.


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