Trump to meet with Joint Chiefs at Camp David

Trump to meet with Joint Chiefs at Camp David
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpHR McMaster says president's policy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is 'unwise' Cast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response MORE said Friday that he would meet with the Joint Chiefs of Staff at Camp David this weekend. 

“I am going to Camp David, a meeting, big meeting with the Joint Chiefs of Staff,” Trump said during an interview on “Fox & Friends" in response to a question about how he planned to spend Mother’s Day. “Camp David is this very special place that nobody ever gets to see, but it’s a great work environment.”

Trump didn’t elaborate on the subject matter of his meetings with military officials, but said they would be discussing “different things.” The visit would mark Trump's second weekend in a row spent at the country retreat in Maryland.

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“We’re going to have meetings on different things. Our military has never looked better,” Trump said. “We’ve never had the kind of equipment that we have now.”

Trump has been eager to get out of the White House, where he has been confined since late March amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. 

The president spent last weekend at Camp David and also visited a Honeywell mask factory in Phoenix on Tuesday, his first major trip outside the White House since a March trip to Norfolk, Va., to send off the USNS Comfort.

Vice President Pence has also resumed regular travel and will visit Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday to host a discussion with faith leaders about opening houses of worship amid the pandemic and to meet with agricultural and food supply leaders.

The White House has taken precautions to protect Trump and Pence during their trips, including testing everyone who plans to meet with the president, underscoring the continued threat of the virus.