While White House embed reporters slept focused on their thoughts for the next story they were going to write about President Trump Wednesday night, Trump somehow snuck out of Mar-A-Lago and arrived in Afghanistan to thank U.S. troops for their service, and sit down with them to eat.
According to the report, Trump snuck out of the “Winter White House” and board a small, undescriptive plane with blue seats and a port-a-potty. The plane took off from an “undisclosed airport” most likely from Palm Beach County Park Lantana/Airport or North Palm Beach County Airport.
The White House tapped one Fox News reporter to go along the trip back to Joint Air Base Andrews, where the rest of the traveling press was waiting.
“As part of the security measures, phones were taken from all onboard — including senior White House officials. Trump greeted the crew but remained in the cockpit for takeoff.
When the plane landed in Joint Base Andrews later Wednesday evening, Trump switched to Air Force One — which was not lit up on the tarmac but was instead hidden in a hangar. It took off from JBA with all interior lights off and the windows drawn.
The plane landed in Afghanistan on a pitch-black runway, while the pool was only allowed to take pictures of Trump’s arrival from a nearby van. Accompanying Trump was White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham, Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere, and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.
Grisham said that only a tight circle of White House officials knew about the trip, and the White House even scheduled tweets to be sent out from the president’s account during the Internet blackout that he faced.”
As you can imagine so-called “fake news” were not happy with being kept, literally in the dark.”
Trump and his son both targeted Newsweek for jumping the gun on a story about how the president would be spending his Thanksgiving.
The Newsweek headline read: How is Trump spending Thanksgiving? Tweeting, Golfing and more”
I thought Newsweek was out of business? https://t.co/3ro4eSJloo
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2019