President Donald Trump spent Friday golfing, but this time, CNN probably won’t say a word.
CNN complained Wednesday and Thursday about not being able to grab footage of POTUS on the links, so on Friday, he gave the media a front row seat. (VIDEO: White Truck Rains On CNN’s Parade)
To the special “thank you” round he played with members of the U.S. Coast Guard, that is.
President Trump closed down his golf course today so members of the Coast Guard could play. It was to thank them for their hard work and for patrolling the waters near Mar-a-Lago. pic.twitter.com/3pnf4FsGop
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) December 29, 2017
Trump welcomed the Coast Guard members and told them he wanted them to have a fun tournament to figure out who the best player is.
“It’s an honor to have you on the course,” Trump said.
According to the White House pool report, sixty members of the Coast Guard accepted Trump’s invitation to use his golf course for the day. Trump also provided the service members lunch.
President Trump speaks from his Florida golf course with members of the US Coast Guard https://t.co/baV31rK9JI
— CNN (@CNN) December 29, 2017
Here’s Trump addressing the press with the Coast Guard:
Trump and his guests prepare for a round of golf:
Trump and Chief Warrant Officer Gene Gibson pal around:
“These brave men and women patrol the waterways near Palm Beach and Mar-a-Lago everyday,” WH deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said. “The President wanted to thank these service members personally for their service to this nation.”
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