How is Trump Spending Thanksgiving? Tweeting, Golfing and More

President Donald Trump has been spending his Thanksgiving holidays at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, which he calls the "winter White House," and this year is no exception.

On Thursday morning, the president sent out a tweet wishing Americans a happy Thanksgiving holiday:

The president and first lady Melania Trump departed from Washington D.C. for the holiday weekend at Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday afternoon. Trump held a campaign rally that evening in Sunrise, Florida, which is about 50 miles southwest of his resort, in which he claimed that there are people who want to change the name of Thanksgiving. His claim caused #WaronThanksgiving to trend on Twitter.

Trump proclaimed November 28, 2019, "as a National Day of Thanksgiving" to "encourage all Americans to gather, in homes and places of worship, to offer a prayer of thanks to God for our many blessings."

He spent Thanksgiving Eve, from mid-morning to mid-afternoon, playing golf at his Trump International Golf Club. It was closed to the press, according to his public schedule.

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wave as they make their way to board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on November 26, 2019. Trump is heading to Florida for a rally and to spend the Thanksgiving holiday at his Mar-a-Lago resort. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images

Trump's past Thanksgiving meals have reportedly involved 24 dishes including turkey, stone crab, beef tenderloin, leg of lamb, scallops, ahi tuna martinis, lobster bisque and seven desserts.

As with any other day of the year, Trump will probably be tweeting, or expressing his opinions in another way.

On Thanksgiving Eve, Trump tweeted an image of his head on the body of Rocky Balboa, the fictional boxer portrayed by actor Sylvester Stallone in numerous movies.

Last Thanksgiving, after a call with armed service members from Mar-a-Lago, Trump met with the press and said he was thankful for a "great family and for having made a tremendous difference in this country," adding that the United States "is so much stronger now than it was when I took office that you wouldn't believe it."

But Trump proceeded to attack others during the time with the media. He threatened Mexico with shutting the southern border to the U.S. if "they lose control of the border on the Mexico side" and criticized asylum seekers as "large numbers of people, in many cases we have no idea who they are, and in many cases they are not good people, they're bad people." Trump also addressed the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which issued a temporary restraining order on his effort to block entry to asylum seekers, as making "a lot of bad decisions" and being "a big thorn in our side."

Trump also spent Thanksgiving 2017, his first as president, at Mar-a-Lago. He began with a tweet touting what he considered his accomplishments: "HAPPY THANKSGIVING, your Country is starting to do really well. Jobs coming back, highest Stock Market EVER, Military getting really strong, we will build the WALL, V.A. taking care of our Vets, great Supreme Court Justice, RECORD CUT IN REGS, lowest unemployment in 17 years....!"

The president called military personnel and during the conversation, claimed credit for recent victories in fighting ISIS.

Updated 3:27 p.m. EST: Following the publication of this article, the president made a surprise, unannounced visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving.

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