First lady Melania Trump exited Florida through the private terminal at Palm Beach International Airport on Friday evening. The departure came a mere 28 hours after her arrival and left many asking why she made the visit to Mar-a-Lago.
During her brief stay in Palm Beach County, Mrs. Trump made no public appearances. There was no word from her office about the visit or what might have prompted it.
Although the Young Adventurers Inc. Ball was held at Mar-a-Lago on Friday evening, the First Lady did not attend. The Young Adventurers is chaired by the President’s older sister, Elizabeth Trump Grau. Sources from the event said they were told that FLOTUS would attend, but were later informed that she returned to meet the President who was due back from his trip to Switzerland.
“Scheduling and logistics issues” prevented First Lady Melania Trump from accompanying the President to Davos, Switzerland to attend the World Econimic Forum, according to the White House.
Mrs. Trump landed unexpectedly in West Palm Beach on Thursday as the Air Force jet was spotted on the tarmac of Palm Beach International Airport. Shortly thereafter, her motorcade departed.
Earlier on Thursday, the First Couple visited the Holocaust museum in Washington, in remembrance of the millions of Jews who were killed by the Nazis. Saturday is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
“Thank you @HolocaustMuseum for a powerful & moving tour that honors the millions of innocent lives lost, and educates us on the tragedies and effects of the holocaust.” Tweeted Thursday by First Lady Melania Trump
The reason behind Mrs. Trump’s unplanned visit to Mar-a-Lago is unknown, but the news of an alleged decade-ago affair of the President’s has been at the forefront of speculation. President Trump has denied the allegations.
The First Lady’s spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
President Donald Trump is in Davos, Switzerland to speak at the World Economic Forum. He said his message would be positive and he believed it would be very well received.
Trump will undoubtedly confirm his commitment to free markets and reiterate his economic agenda.
Trump is the first sitting U.S. President to attend the conference since Bill Clinton in 2000.