Trump dodges media's questions after Mueller report release

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump calls for Republicans to be 'united' on abortion Tlaib calls on Amash to join impeachment resolution Facebook temporarily suspended conservative commentator Candace Owens MORE on Thursday surprised reporters in Washington by failing to speak at length about special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s report, a document he has framed as a clear vindication.

One day before the report’s release, Trump teased the possibility of staging his own press conference about the Russia probe after Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTlaib calls on Amash to join impeachment resolution 5 things to watch as Trump, Dems clash over investigations GOP lawmaker: Trump has engaged in multiple actions that 'meet the threshold for impeachment' MORE’s, telling WMAL Radio “maybe I'll do one after that. We'll see.”

But Trump did not stage a formal news conference, nor did he come over to address a massive scrum of reporters gathered on the South Lawn to witness his departure on Marine One en route to Palm Beach, Fla., as he often does.

Instead, he walked alongside first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report — Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition — Trump: GOP has `clear contrast' with Dems on immigration The Hill's 12:30 Report: Alabama abortion bill revives national debate The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition - After GOP infighting, Trump Jr. agrees to testify again MORE and waved to a group of staffers and guests before getting on the presidential helicopter.

He also did not speak to reporters at Andrews Air Force Base before boarding Air Force One for his Easter weekend getaway.

Many in Washington expected Trump to take an extended victory lap after the release of the Mueller report in an attempt to influence the wall-to-wall media coverage of its findings.

But a session with reporters could have forced him to answer pointed questions about some of his conduct during the probe, such as his attempt to fire Mueller as special counsel.

He left White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayDem criticizes newest calendars for Trump Interior chief as 'fake' Bush economics director says psychiatrists labeled Trump 'total narcissist' Hatch Act complaints jumped nearly 30 percent Trump's first year in office: report MORE, other aides and his personal lawyers to answer those questions

The president did address the report's findings, but only briefly, saying at an event for wounded military service members that he was “having a good day” and reiterating his stance the report found “no collusion. No obstruction.”

Trump also celebrated on Twitter while targeting federal investigators and Democrats, posting a photo inspired by the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” showing him staring into a fog behind the statement: “No collusion. No obstruction. For the haters and the radical left Democrats—Game Over.”