White House: Trump will not go to Mar-a-Lago amid shutdown

White House: Trump will not go to Mar-a-Lago amid shutdown
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpCDC updates website to remove dosage guidance on drug touted by Trump Trump says he'd like economy to reopen 'with a big bang' but acknowledges it may be limited Graham backs Trump, vows no money for WHO in next funding bill MORE will not attend an event at his resort at Mar-a-Lago Friday night if the government shuts down, according to a White House official.

The president and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump shakes up WH communications team The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump gets new press secretary in latest shake-up Grisham leaves role as White House press secretary MORE are scheduled to depart the White House for the Trump resort in Florida at 4:10 p.m. on Friday, but a White House official told CNN the president's schedule will be amended if a shutdown looks likely.  

The White House official said Trump's schedule Friday is being adjusted so that the president can stay behind in Washington, D.C., until the spending bill has passed the Senate.
“He can’t go until it’s done,” a White House official was quoted as saying.

Lawmakers are pushing to pass a stopgap bill to fund the government before funding runs out on Friday night.


Trump, meanwhile, is planning for an event at Mar-a-Lago Saturday marking the one-year anniversary of his inauguration, Bloomberg reported.

The event will be hosted by Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel and casino mogul Steve Wynn, and will benefit Trump's reelection campaign and the RNC. Tickets start at $100,000 per person.

Updated at 9:17 a.m.