Trump said he'd be working 'tirelessly' for Americans at Mar-a-Lago over Christmas, and then went golfing

  • After a series of controversial actions that sowed chaos in Washington this week, President Donald Trump traveled to his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago, on Wednesday. 
  • The White House said Trump would continue to work "tirelessly" for Americans while in Florida over the holiday season. 
  • By Thursday morning, Trump was at his golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida. 
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President Donald Trump had a busy week leading up to Christmas between throwing the COVID-19 relief bill in doubt, pardoning war criminals and dubious pals, threatening Iran, and vetoing the annual defense bill against the wishes of top Republicans. 

While Trump traveled to Mar-a-Lago on Wednesday for the holiday, the White House announced he would continue working "tirelessly for the American People."

"As the Holiday season approaches, President Trump will continue to work tirelessly for the American People. His schedule includes many meetings and calls," the White House said as it released Trump's daily schedule.

By Thursday morning, Trump was headed to his golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida. 

In short, the outgoing president sowed chaos in the nation's capital, skipped town, and headed off to work on his drive. Trump's motorcade pulled into Trump International Golf Club at roughly 10:18 am ET on Thursday, which marked his 317th day visiting a golf course as president.

Though Trump during his 2016 campaign said he would "rarely leave the White House" as president, he has spent nearly a year on the golf course as commander-in-chief. 

The fate of the COVID-19 stimulus bill, which includes desperately-needed assistance for Americans who've been hammered by the devastating pandemic, remains in limbo following Trump's rejection of the hard-fought deal between Republicans and Democrats. 

Millions of Americans have lost their jobs in 2020 and unemployment benefits under an earlier COVID-19 stimulus are set to expire this weekend, making another relief package vital for the country's economic recovery. 

Trump is spending his final days in office filling America with a sense of uncertainty, including on whether he will ever concede to President-elect Joe Biden and help foster a peaceful transfer of power. 

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