MIAMI – President Donald Trump ended on Sunday a long Thanksgiving weekend in Florida during which he focused on playing golf and sending Twitter messages.
On his latest trip to his exclusive country club, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, the president on Sunday once again headed out to the Trump International Golf Club for his fifth consecutive day of the sport.
Shortly before that, Trump sent a new Twitter message bashing Democratic candidate Doug Jones, who on Dec. 12 is running for Alabama’s vacant Senate seat against Republican Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexually harassing eight young women decades ago, some of whom were underage at the time.
“The last thing we need in Alabama and the U.S. Senate is a Schumer/Pelosi puppet who is WEAK on Crime, WEAK on the Border, Bad for our Military and our great Vets, Bad for our 2nd Amendment, AND WANTS TO RAISES TAXES TO THE SKY. Jones would be a disaster!” tweeted Trump, referring to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
The president thus insisted that anything is better than having another “liberal” in the upper house, which would reduce the already-slim Republican majority there even further, an opinion he had expressed several times in recent days in virtually direct support of the controversial Moore.
In recent days in Florida, Trump played golf with several well-known athletes, including a few holes with the legendary Jack Nicklaus on Saturday, along with the retired golf great’s son Gary.
Nicklaus had supported Trump in the 2016 election campaign.
Also, the president on Friday played golf with world No. 1 golfer Dustin Johnson, who has won four tourneys so far this year and in 2016 won the US Open, joined by Tiger Woods and Brad Faxon.
The only incident of note on the weekend during Trump’s Florida getaway occurred on Saturday when a red van tried to block the progress of the president’s convoy on its return to Mar-a-Lago.
According to reporters accompanying Trump, after being forced by police to park the van to one side of the convoy, the van driver made obscene gestures and shouted assorted insults at the president.
And opposition protesters with signs had stationed themselves along the boulevard leading to Mar-a-Lago when the president passed by, while nearby others with “Make America Great Again” flags and caps cheered Trump.
The president had traveled to Mar-a-Lago with wife Melania and son Barron last Tuesday for a long Thanksgiving holiday, but he was scheduled to return to Washington on Sunday.
On Thanksgiving, Trump, in the company of relatives and friends, enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving Day feast with turkey, mashed potatoes and assorted other dishes, but also including Florida crab and various pastries and pies.