Travel print pool report #4 - Leaving Mar-a-Lago & AF1 departure

From: Jordan Fabian
Date: April 16, 2017 at 4:13:25 PM EDT
Subject: Travel print pool report #4 - Leaving Mar-a-Lago & AF1 departure

Pool was not allowed into the brunch/Easter egg hunt at Mar-a-Lago. No additional list of attendees to share and no other POTUS sightings on the club grounds.

FLOTUS posted this picture of her and POTUS inside the club on her official Twitter account.

Some color from our quiet afternoon in the parking lot:

Just before 1 PM, pool could see guests donning their Sunday best beginning to arrive on the red carpet but was too far away to make out faces.

Before that, Donald Trump, Jr., and his family strolled through the lot toward the red carpet.

A few minutes later, Eric and Lara Trump walked by in the opposite direction into the event through a back entrance.

Guests drove onto the club grounds in a cavalcade of luxury vehicles, including Rolls Royce, Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, Porsche, Land Rover, Jaguar, Tesla, and Cadillac.

One off-white 1959 Rolls convertible with whitewall tires was particularly striking.

Motorcade rolled out from Mar-a-Lago at 3:48 PM. There were still quite a few cars in the parking lot and guests were continuing to stream out when we left.

Early on, Southern Ave. was dotted with supportive onlookers. One smiling woman held up a sign that read “More Winning Please.” A group of children held up a sign that said “Kids <3 Trump."

Trump opponents stood on the road closer to the airport holding signs that said “Trump Traitor,” “Resign,” “Liar,” and “Loser,” among others. One young boy shouted “loser!” as the press van drove by (no offense taken!)

Motorcade arrived at Palm Beach International Airport at 3:59 PM. Pool spotted POTUS and FLOTUS climbing the stairs of Air Force One. POTUS gave a wave to the cameras when he reached the top before boarding.

They were followed up members of the family, including Don, Jr., wife Vanessa and children, Eric, Lara, and their two dogs.

AF1 was wheels up at 4:13 PM en route to JBA.

One correction of sourcing of photo of the Trumps sent out in report #2a: it was taken by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and not the AP. Your pooler regrets the error.

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