On Wednesday morning at Joint Base Andrew, Donald Trump gave his last speech as president.
As Trump spoke tears welled up in Donald Trump Jr.’s eyes. It isn’t clear if those tears were caused by his father’s time in the White House ending or the thought of all the legal issues he and his family will now have to face.
All of Trump’s children were present for his speech except for 14-year-old Barron. Barron’s unexplained absence was the most notable family aspect of Trump’s speech.
Barron’s older siblings, Ivanka, her husband Jared Kushner, Don Jr and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, Eric Trump and his wife Lara, and Tiffany Trump and her fiancé, Michael Boulos were lined up on the tarmac watching on as Trump spoke.
Barron was also absent when Trump and Melania exited the White House for the final time early Wednesday morning.
Reportedly, Barron was aboard Air Force One with his parents when it departed Washington D.C. and flew to Trump’s private resort in Palm Beach, Florida, Mar-a-Lago. Trump departed Washington before Biden’s inauguration.
Trump’s adult children were also aboard Air Force One for Wednesday’s final flight.
Ivanka and Kushner were on the flight with their young children. Don Jr., 43, and Guilfoyle were on the flight, as well as Eric, 37, Lara, 38, and their children.
It is expected that the Trump’s will reside at Mar-a-Lago at least for the time being. Melania has already scouted out the schools in the area for Barron.
Mar-a-Lago was a frequent vacation spot for Trump’s throughout his presidency.
Before departing, Trump and Melania gave brief remarks to a small crowd of Trump’s family, friends and supporters.
“We’ve left it all — as the athletes would say — we left it all on the field,” Trump said, “In a month when we’re sitting in Florida, we can’t look at each other and say, ‘Well, only if we worked a little bit harder.'”
The speech lasted roughly ten minutes and focused on his purported personal accomplishments. Trump vowed that he and his family would “be back in some form.”
“Have a good life,” he said as he turned to board the plane. “We will see you soon.”
As we have previously reported there is a big chance that the Trump’s will not be able to reside permanently at his private resort Mar-a-Lago as he had planned.
Neighbors, who live near the resort, have asked officials to enforce a 1993 deal that Trump signed in which he promised not allow “any purpose other than club use” for the Mar-a-Lago property. According to the agreement, a club member can only reside there for 21 days a year.
Reportedly Trump and Melania are now searching for a home in Palm Beach not too far from the resort.
“Melania and Trump are talking to brokers about buying a house in Palm Beach, or nearby, as the living space at Mar-a-Lago isn’t big enough, and there could be some potential conflicts,” a source confided to PageSix.
Those conflicts evidently thwarted the first couple’s plans to call Mar-a-Lago home after moving out of the White House.
Melania had drawn up plans to get their residence at Mar-a-Lago spruced up for their return to civilian life.
“They are definitely renovating his apartment within the Mar-a-Lago Club to make it larger, more modern, and comfortable for his use,” an insider shared.
It is expected that the Trumps will stay at Mar-a-Lago when they first leave the White House while they search for a home and to get their son, Barron acclimated to his new school.
The Trump’s will relocate not far from Ivanka. Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner purchased a $30 million lot in a gated community of Indian Creek Island in Miami.
Reportedly both Donald and Ivanka Trump will keep their homes in New York, but Florida will be their official residence.
New York has made it clear it does not want Trump’s moving back to the state and the Palm Beach area isn’t exactly offering Trump’s a warm welcome.