White House press reporter Jenna Johnson issued a report on the eve of Thanksgiving, saying that President Trump will have a "low key" day, but another Trump team member quickly corrected her with an opposite claim.
At 7:56 a.m., press pool reporter Jenna Johnson filed this report:
Good morning from West Palm Beach, where your pool is loaded into vans and rolling for the day. Lindsay Walters briefly addressed the pool and said that the president has been briefed on the Navy aircraft crash. She also said that the president plans to make a number of calls his week, especially related to tax reform, and that the White House will provide readouts of those calls. Otherwise, she expects a low-key day. She is checking to see if the White House would like to add any context or additional information to the presidents tweets this morning.
Walters took issue with the description of Trump's leisurely schedule and forced Johnson to issue a correction at 8:06 a.m.
A correction to the earlier pool report: While the White House communications staff expects the press pool to have a low-key day, the president will NOT have a low-key day and has a full schedule of meetings and phone calls.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump was making his way over to his Mar-a-Lago resort to busy himself with a low key day.
A tale of two pool reports: https://t.co/6EnKMg54im— Kaitlan Collins (@Kaitlan Collins)1511364098.0
TODAY-- 8:01 -- White House tells press to expect a "low-key day" 8:07 -- White House instructs pool to clarify tha… https://t.co/88WY6IKvzp— David Martosko (@David Martosko)1511362828.0
In a way, Trump did have a full schedule. He started off Wednesday morning by tweeting a rant about LaVar Ball's father's lack of gratitude for helping his detained son flee China after allegedly stealing a pair of designer sunglasses.
...LaVar, you could have spent the next 5 to 10 years during Thanksgiving with your son in China, but no NBA contra… https://t.co/R7yb95fkUw— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1511346808.0
Moments later, Trump managed to squeeze in a dig at the NFL as well.
The NFL is now thinking about a new idea - keeping teams in the Locker Room during the National Anthem next season.… https://t.co/tqZuHcaCyG— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1511347690.0
After meeting his quota of tweets for the a.m., Trump made his way to the "Winter White House" and penciled himself in for a round of golf at the neighboring Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach.
By 6:51 a.m., it was time for another tweet. Trump briefed the public that the phone lines would be busy with important phone calls during his stay at his resort.
Will be having meetings and working the phones from the Winter White House in Florida (Mar-a-Lago). Stock Market hi… https://t.co/nfmwwXtyRy— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1511351482.0
@dmartosko @NYCJulieNYC No volunteering to feed the hungry today huh . The Dotard starts his day tweeting insults & finishes it playing golf— Why worry ! (@Why worry !)1511363431.0
Trump's first Thanksgiving eve as president was full of icy Twitter rants and the blowing off of steam at his own-branded golf course. In contrast, Obama chose to spend the holiday week much differently when he was in office.
The former POTUS and his family served Thanksgiving dinner to those less fortunate, and Obama made phone calls to representatives of the U.S. Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard to express his gratitude for their services.
Last year, Obama expertly presided over the turkey carving station in the Armed Services Retirement Home in Washington, D.C., and he reached out to the community again in 2015 to serve food to the homeless and veterans at St. Luke’s Methodist Church.
Thankful. #TBT http://t.co/JAEzQdsMz0— Barack Obama (@Barack Obama)1417107688.0
Meanwhile, Twitter lost count of another broken promise made by Trump.
@realDonaldTrump Just stay off Twitter as a Thanksgiving present to all Americans. & we will Thank You soon as you… https://t.co/6VCANNPqJR— B Arnold (@B Arnold)1511351694.0
@realDonaldTrump TRUMP STOP TWEETING There's NO"White House in Florida,you're on vacation again,stop Tweeting tryin… https://t.co/hn8VGDbP7r— Kathy Malek Palermo (@Kathy Malek Palermo)1511353252.0
But Trump did manage to end the day with a positive tweet by quoting the U.S. navy's search and rescue efforts after a plane crash.
The @USNavy is conducting search and rescue following aircraft crash. We are monitoring the situation. Prayers for… https://t.co/CX0C8dU4h7— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1511355638.0
However, Trump's redemptive effort with the encouraging tweet was seen as too little, too late.
@IRdotnet @realDonaldTrump @USNavy It sickens me that you put this on the back burner to have a kindergarten shouti… https://t.co/qNE1nabpLh— Ed Krassenstein (@Ed Krassenstein)1511355753.0
@realDonaldTrump @USNavy And if the navy doesn’t thank you, are you going to leave them in the water?— Avi K Garg (@Avi K Garg)1511355732.0
@markhartig @realDonaldTrump @USNavy One of his staff probably tweeted this for him....he is too preoccupied with t… https://t.co/nAtTTSFzEj— Carole Moss (@Carole Moss)1511357651.0
@realDonaldTrump @USNavy This happened hours ago. Why did you choose to attack the nfl and the father of a college… https://t.co/bOIj8c7eNX— vogueybear (@vogueybear)1511356528.0
@realDonaldTrump @USNavy And it only took you four tweets, two retweets and three hours to finally get around to th… https://t.co/GUptbQiYry— Dennis Carbone (@Dennis Carbone)1511359579.0
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