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Trump returns to White House after Florida vacation

President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Albany Times Union editorial board calls for Cuomo's resignation Advocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout MORE arrived back in Washington, D.C., on Thursday without speaking to reporters, marking a quiet end to his vacation to Florida.

Trump returned to the nation's capital alongside first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpMissouri pastor faces backlash after suggesting wives should lose weight, strive to look like Melania Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - FBI director testifies on Jan. 6 Capitol attack Overnight Health Care: Senate to vote on .9 trillion relief bill this week | J&J vaccine rollout begins | CDC warns against lifting restrictions MORE and a few White House aides, cutting his holiday trip to Palm Beach short ahead of the annual New Year's Eve party at his Mar-a-Lago property.

The White House did not provide a reason for why Trump was returning earlier than expected.

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The president did not speak to the press during his week in Florida, and he did not stop for questions upon landing at Joint Base Andrews or upon returning to the White House, where reporters shouted questions about Iran and Trump's plans for the inauguration.

Shortly after he entered the White House, Trump tweeted out a previously recorded message in which he praised Americans for showing "grit, strength, tenacity and resolve" throughout 2020 and boasted of his administration's work in developing a coronavirus vaccine.

"This is one of the most extraordinary scientific, industrial and medical feats in history. Everybody has it at that," Trump said. "That's what they're marking it down as, and we can never let people forget where it came from and how it came. We're very proud to be honored, and all of the people that worked so hard on it, we have to be remembered for what's been done."

Trump is scheduled to hold a rally in Georgia on Monday in support of Sens. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerAdvocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee Bipartisan bill would ban lawmakers from buying, selling stocks MORE (R-Ga.) and David PerdueDavid PerdueAdvocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee Bipartisan bill would ban lawmakers from buying, selling stocks MORE (R-Ga.) a day before their runoff elections.

But his attention will likely be focused in the coming days on the Jan. 6 certification of the Electoral College results affirming Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Myanmar military conducts violent night raids Confidence in coronavirus vaccines has grown with majority now saying they want it MORE as the next president. Several of Trump's allies in the House have said they will object to certain state results, and Sen. Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David HawleyDeSantis, Pence tied in 2024 Republican poll Chamber of Commerce clarifies stance on lawmakers who voted against election certification Crenshaw pours cold water on 2024 White House bid: 'Something will emerge' MORE (R-Mo.) announced Wednesday that he would do the same.

The move will not change the outcome or overturn the results, but instead will delay the process and force a vote Senate GOP leaders had hoped to avoid, putting senators on record as to whether they support Trump's unproven claims of election fraud.