It is Father’s Day 2017 and our President will be enjoying his holiday with his family at Camp David for the weekend. This will be the first visit by President Trump and it will be interesting to see how he likes it.
Presidents have been going from the White House to Camp David for seven decades — for pleasure and some historic diplomatic negotiations. Franklin Delanor Roosevelt met British Prime Minister Winston Churchill there in 1943, reviewing plans for the invasion of Normandy. Jimmy Carter used it for peace talks between Egypt and Israel, and George H.W. Bush’s daughter Dorothy, or “Doro,” was married there.
The first president to use the retreat was Roosevelt in 1942. He was looking for an escape from Washington’s summer heat, while still remaining nearby during World War II. He dubbed the site Shangri-La, but Dwight Eisenhower, a regular visitor, later renamed it after his grandson. John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson were infrequent visitors, though they did use the camp to meet with advisers from time to time. Richard Nixon was a fan of getting away there as was Ronald Reagan. McBride said George W. Bush loved to ride his bike around the trails, while wife Laura liked to go hiking. “It was a place that really refreshed them,” she said.
So, it is awesome to see our 45th president carrying out the tradition and taking his family there this weekend.
According to Conservative Fighters:
President Donald Trump, along with his wife Melania and son Barron, boarded Marine One Saturday for the family’s first visit to Camp David. Stephanie Grisham, the director of communications for first lady Melania Trump, revealed the visit in a tweet Friday night. The family will stay at Camp David through Father’s Day on Sunday.
THIS WEEKEND: The 1st family heads to Camp David. Hoping everyone has a wonderful weekend. 🇺🇸
— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) June 16, 2017
The president has relaxed on weekends by traveling to his properties in Florida and New Jersey. Camp David has traditionally been the getaway spot for presidents ever since 1942, and Trump will be the 14th president to stay there. The retreat is located 68 miles northwest of the capital in the hills of Maryland’s Catoctin Mountain Park. Prior to getting into office, President Trump said in an interview that “Camp David is very rustic, it’s nice, you’d like it.” He added, “You know how long you’d like it? For about 30 minutes.”
Camp David is a bit different from what the Trump’s are used to there is no question about that but I think they will enjoy it after spending some time there. If they don’t they are more than welcome to send me up there in their place, right?
Rustic relaxation is probably exactly what they need for a couple of days after the non-stop assaults from the left about the fake Russian collusion crap and finding all the little moles and leaks within the system that are determined to destroy his Presidency. Time to have some peace I would say. I’m betting he will come back refreshed and full of fire to continue fixing this amazing country of ours.
Happy Fathers Day Mr. President!
H/T [ Conservative Fighters ]