Trump abruptly scraps plans to leave White House on Labor Day

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani says his comments on Trump Tower talks were 'hypothetical' Mueller coverage keeps missing its mark, as BuzzFeed debacle shows Trump legal team reached out to Mueller’s office after BuzzFeed article: report MORE scrapped apparent plans to leave the White House for Labor Day on Monday, opting to stay in to make calls on trade, according to an aide.

Trump was spotted outside the White House in a polo shirt and white hat shortly before 11 a.m., chatting with staffers before returning back inside a short time later.

White House pool reporters covering the president's movements had gathered in press vans as Trump came outside the building before the reporters were dismissed for the day.


White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told The Hill in a statement that Trump "stayed at the [White House] to make calls specifically on trade and other international issues."

The president spent Saturday and Sunday at his golf club in Northern Virginia about 30 minutes outside Washington, prompting speculation he may have been headed to the same destination on Monday.

A Virginia State Police squad car was parked outside the White House, and Secret Service agents were seen wearing khakis and polos, according to pool reporters.

Trump sent a flurry of tweets throughout the day on Monday covering a range of subjects. He celebrated Labor Day, attacked a top union leader, blasted John KerryJohn Forbes KerryKerry rips Trump’s ‘pull-out, walk-away presidency’ Graham criticizes Trump canceling Pelosi trip as 'inappropriate’ Howard Dean to CNN: All Dem candidates qualified to be president except Tulsi Gabbard MORE's refusal to rule out a 2020 presidential run and attacked Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsOvernight Health Care: Thousands more migrant children may have been separated | Senate rejects bill to permanently ban federal funds for abortion | Women's March to lobby for 'Medicare for All' Acting AG Whitaker's wife defends him in lengthy email to journalist Watchdog: Thousands more migrant children separated from parents than previously known MORE over charges filed last month against two Republican congressmen.