President Donald Trump will head for his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida to celebrate the upcoming holidays, according to the Palm Beach Post — a trip expected to last for 16 days.
Trump’s Christmas and New Year’s plans were effectively announced by the Federal Aviation Administration Thursday morning when an alert was issued warning pilots to avoid airspace over the president’s property, giving the time frame of December 21 to January 6.
The Post noted, however, that the alert did not indicate when Air Force One would arrive or depart.
The upcoming visit would be longer than last year’s 12-day visit, putting Trump in Palm Beach a day earlier than his Dec. 22 arrival last year and four days later than his Jan. 2 departure. It would be his longest retreat at Mar-a-Lago, dubbed the Southern White House, since the president’s inauguration in January 2017.
The president’s planned arrival date — Dec. 21 — is the final day for the White House and Congress to avoid a government shutdown. Trump has vowed to shut down the government if Democratic congressional leaders do not give him the money he wants to build a wall along the southern border.