By: Earnest Jones | 06-17-2017 | News
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President Trump in Camp David for Father's Day Getaway with Melania, Barron, and the In-laws

President Trump flew to Camp David, the government-owned retreat in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains, for the very first time after five months into his presidency. Mr. Trump was dressed in a navy suit, while Melania donned a $1,795 belted white shirt dress. Barron Trump did not go wrong with his Arsenal Football Club shorts and matching red knee-high socks.

The President was also joined by his in-laws, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, for the overnight at Camp David after they accompanied Melania and Barron on their official move to the White House. Mr. Trump is scheduled to return to the White House on Sunday.

Camp David, which is located about 70 miles from the White House, has hosted Presidents for seven decades. Franklin D. Roosevelt met with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill there in 1943, reviewing plans for the invasion of Normandy.

Since his presidency, Trump has made seven trips to Mar-a-lago, two trips to Bedminster, and 27 other visits to his own golf clubs and other Trump branded properties.

Mr. Trump used Mar-a-lago to host the leaders of Japan and China. Trump has recently favored his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he also has a home.

Ken Walsh, chief White House correspondent for U.S. News & World Report, wrote about presidential getaways in his book 'From Mount Vernon to Crawford: A History of the Presidents and Their Retreats.'

He said many presidents have liked the freedom and security offered by Camp David, where they can spend time outdoors and with their families out of the public eye.

The first president to use the Camp David was Roosevelt in 1942. He was looking for an escape from Washington's summer heat, while still remaining nearby during World War II.


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