While President Trump usually makes weekend trips to Mar-a-Lago, he will instead visit historic presidential getaway Camp David this weekend, marking the first time the President has seen the site.
Just a short jaunt in a helicopter is all thats needed to reach the government-owned site in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains, but it’s doubtful the President will make it a habit.
Speaking with foreign newspapers earlier in the year, Trump’s city side came when he described the famous site as “very rustic” before adding, “you know how long you’d like it? For about 30 minutes.”
It must take a lot to impress Trump, because the retreat is decked out to say the least. The 125 acre grounds boast a cabin for the President, a dozen cabins for guests, tennis courts, a heated swimming pool, a bowling alley and a movie theater. They even added a golf hole with multiple tees for the golf-infatuated Trump.
“Everything that a president needs in the White House is built in there,” says Anita McBride, who was first lady Laura Bush’s chief of staff. “You have military support. You have a place to house your staff if you chose to use it. It is immediately available. … Within 20 minutes you can be there.”
Nonetheless Trump has preferred his private club Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, and more recently his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
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