President Trump flew back to Florida on Thursday for an extended Easter holiday weekend at his private Mar-a-Lago resort just hours after dropping the largest non-nuclear bomb in the history of the world.
Trump originally announced his intention to vacation at his Florida resort while giving an interview to The Palm Beach Daily News at his Trump International Golf Course in West Palm Beach after playing a few rounds of golf on Sunday.
The President arrived in Air Force One with none of his White House staff or advisers, signaling his intent to relax with family instead of having a “working weekend.”
However, his son Donald Trump Jr. was there to meet him at the airport and send out a tweet describing the majesty of watching his father descend a portable staircase.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 13, 2017
This latest vacation comes on the heels of a hectic week in which President Trump has pushed multiple countries to the brink of war.
Six days ago he launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at Syria, prompting Russia to divert warships to the area.
The following day he deployed the Pacific fleet to the coast of North Korea, agreeing to conduct joint military exercises with Japan while convincing China to stop purchasing North Korean coal.
On Tuesday, multiple news outlets reported that China was mobilizing up to 150,000 troops to send to the North Korean border.
Then, just hours before leaving for his resort holiday weekend on Thursday, he dropped a 21,000 pound MOAB bomb on Afghanistan.
MOAB is an acronym for “Mother Of All Bombs.”
But before boarding the plane he wanted to make sure that his newest bombing wouldn’t detract media attention from his continuing military buildup off the coast of the Korean Peninsula.
“North Korea is a problem. The problem will be taken care of.”
This Easter weekend trip is his seventh visit to Mar-a-Lago since his inauguration on January 20th, and his 16th visit to a Trump golf course in only eleven weeks as president.