It was just another Mar-a-Lago weekend for President Trump at his exclusive Palm Beach, Florida club. The gameday party featured a live marching band from Florida Atlantic University and cheerleaders greeting guests at the entry. Sure, most of us watched the Super Bowl chowing down on chili or nachos, but this soiree was a bit more refined.
Having played at the POTUS’s annual watch parties in 2015 and 2016, Florida Atlantic University’s Pep Band performed songs like “Shut Up and Dance” and “Boogie Wonderland.” Not surprisingly, “Hail to the Chief” was also highlighted.
First Lady Melania Trump was in attendance wearing a $2,100 bomber-style jacket in Patriots colors. Barron and Tiffany Trump were spotted at the event as were daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump along with her husband and fellow adviser Jared Kushner.
The President, with Mrs.Trump and Barron, left the party early – boarding Air Force One before the second half of the Super Bowl – in order to return to Washington. Upon landing at Andrews Air Force Base, inclement weather forced them to take the motorcade to the White House.
The trip marked the President’s 12th visit to Palm Beach since taking office.
During his weekend stay at Mar-a-Lago, the President spent time at the Trump International Golf Club on Sunday and tweeted condolences about the train crash in South Carolina. He thanked first responders in rescue efforts in the event that killed two and injured at least 100 others on Sunday.
The Commander in Chief also released a statement honoring the men and women serving in our nation’s armed forces,
“We hold them in our hearts and thank them for our freedom as we proudly stand for the national anthem,”
The sentiment is believed to have been a dig at NFL players who do not stand during the anthem.
Following the Super Bowl, President Trump tweeted his congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles.