Trump makes trip to RNC, campaign offices

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska NYT: Trump had 7 million in debt mostly tied to Chicago project forgiven MORE on Thursday made a surprise trip to the Republican National Committee (RNC) annex office in Arlington, Va., to thank campaign officials. 

The president's visit to the Arlington office, which also houses Trump campaign staffers, came late Thursday morning and was not listed on the White House schedule issued Wednesday evening. White House senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerDemocrats accuse Kushner of 'casual racism' over comments about Black Americans Scaramucci says Trump has united country: 'It just happens to be against him' Obama slams Kushner comments on Black Americans: 'What history books do they read?' MORE and Trump campaign manager Brad ParscaleBradley (Brad) James ParscaleMORE were also seen leaving the White House with Trump for the meetings, which lasted roughly an hour. 

The Trump campaign thanked him "for the visit and inspirational talk" in an afternoon tweet:


Trump is also expected to hold a meeting with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) in the Oval Office later Thursday afternoon that will be closed to press. 

Trump’s visit to the RNC annex offices came as the presidential campaign season heats up following primary contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. 


On Thursday morning, the Trump campaign and the RNC announced that they had raised $60 million during the month of January, a considerable haul that leaves them with over $200 million in cash on hand heading into the general election. 

Trump has been regularly holding campaign rallies over the past several months, including recent trips to Iowa and New Hampshire close to their nominating contests, and the campaign has been staging events with top surrogates across the country. 

The president is next scheduled to attend rallies in Phoenix and Colorado Spring, Colo., on Feb. 19 and 20, respectively. 

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—Updated at 2:17 p.m.