Trump in Palm Beach: En route to golf course, president claims vindication

President Donald Trump arriving at Palm Beach International Airport on Friday night with son Barron and first lady Melania Trump. (Andres Leiva/The Palm Beach Post)

President Donald Trump this morning says Friday’s release of a Republican House Intelligence Committee memo “totally vindicates” him in the Russia collusion probe.

The president made the declaration via Twitter at 9:40 a.m. as his motorcade rolled from Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach to the Trump International Golf Club in unincorporated West Palm Beach.

Trump arrived Friday night for his 12th presidential visit to Mar-a-Lago. He’s expected to go back to Washington on Sunday night.

Click here to check out Christine Stapleton’s running coverage of Trump in Palm Beach County all day at palmbeachpost.com.

Of note to Trump Twitterologists: Today’s tweet, referring to himself in the third person and quotation marks (“Trump”) is only the second time Trump has used this formulation as president. The only other time was last October:

“Can’t believe I got a good story in the @washingtonpost. It discusses the enthusiasm of ‘Trump’ voters through campaign…” the president tweeted Oct. 7.