Home Search The American Presidency Project
John Woolley and Gerhard Peters Home Data Documents Elections Media Links
 
• Public Papers of the Presidents
• State of the Union
Addresses & Messages
• Inaugural Addresses
• Farewell Addresses
• Weekly Addresses
• Fireside Chats
• News Conferences
• Executive Orders
• Proclamations
• Signing Statements
• Press Briefings
• Statements of
 Administration Policy
• Economic Report of the President
• Debates
• Convention Speeches
• Party Platforms
• 2016 Election Documents
• 2012 Election Documents
• 2008 Election Documents
• 2004 Election Documents
• 1996 Election Documents
• 1968 Election Documents
• 1960 Election Documents
• 2017 Transition
• 2009 Transition
• 2001 Transition
• White House Media Pool Reports
Data Index
Audio/Video Index
Election Index
Florida 2000
Presidential Libraries
Travel print pool report #2 - Easter Sunday service
Jordan Fabian • The Hill
April 16, 2017: 11:10 AM


Motorcade rolled out from Mar-a-Lago at 10:48 AM.

Your pooler spotted Donald Trump, Jr., and his family walking past about 20 minutes prior to departure.

Motorcade drove past a large crowd of onlookers near Charley's Crab on S. Ocean Blvd. snapping photos on their smartphones. An elderly woman holding an American flag waved as we drove past. Another woman on a hotel balcony held up a sign that said "Impeach." Further down the road, two young children held cardboard signs that read "Happy Easter Mr. President."

Motorcade arrived at the Bethesda-by-the-Sea Church at 10:56 AM for Easter services. This is where President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were married in 2005 and have celebrated major holidays, including last Christmas.

POTUS is attending services with his daughter Tiffany, son Barron, the First Lady and her parents, per Stephanie Grisham.

POTUS appeared to enter on the south side of the building, but pool did not witness the entrance. The church is a gothic revival style building located just blocks from the Atlantic Ocean.

After services, the president and his family will go back to MAL to participate in an annual brunch and Easter egg hunt with sons Eric and Don, Jr., and their families, according to Grisham.

Pool is currently holding in a school classroom inside the church complex where video of the service is playing on a projector screen. POTUS and family not visible.

Attached is a photo of the church courtyard with clergy spotted upon pool entrance.



Home         
© 1999-2017 - Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley - The American Presidency Project ™
Locations of visitors to this page