President Donald Trump rang in the new year at Mar-a-Lago. Before he celebrated at his “Winter White House,” he rounded out 2017 by playing golf Saturday.
Cue Trump’s motorcade, which has become a staple of Palm Beach, Florida, and it transported the president back to Mar-a-Lago. As he made his way back home, the president noticed a group of supporters who had lined the street to see him go by.
According to The Palm Beach Post, approximately 20 minutes after the motorcade passed, two white vans returned and a man emerged with an invitation for the supporters to meet the President of the United States. You can imagine the shock and happiness that swept the group. One guy said he wished he had not worn sweats that day. He never dreamed he’d be meeting President Trump. What an awesome thing to do for these people.
“It stunned me,” Mike Sims told the Post. “I didn’t know what to think.”
Sixteen supporters were taken to Mar-a-Lago, where they underwent a security sweep by the Secret Service before a 90-minute visit, which included a photo-op with Trump.
“He couldn’t have been more down to earth,” Mary Tulko explained. “He was just really nice.”
The president’s guests also enjoyed some snacks and a history lesson about the estate given by none other than Trump himself.
Trump’s surprised guests were also treated to snacks and a history lesson about the estate given by none other than Trump himself.Donald Tarca Jr. told Fox News’s “Fox & Friends”:
“I was honored that the president, the most powerful man in the world, noticed us and invited us back. It was mind-blowing, and it is a day that this ‘deplorable’ will never forget, that we the people do matter.”
On Friday, Trump invited about 60 members of the U.S. Coast Guard to play golf at his club as a token of thanks for their service. The president played a round of golf before the Coast Guard personnel arrived, The Palm Beach Post reported.