Florida man: How much of Trump’s presidency has been in Sunshine State?

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arriving at Palm Beach International Airport on April 6. (Rich Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)

President Donald Trump is visiting Mar-a-Lago this Easter weekend — the seventh weekend out of 13 he’s been president.

Is Mar-a-Lago the “southern White House”? Or is the White House “Mar-a-Lago North”? (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)

(Click here for a running summary of the president’s current visit.)

As of noon today, Trump has been in office for exactly 84 days. He’s been in Florida for at least some portion of 23 of those days.

“Trump has spent a quarter of his presidency at Mar-a-Lago with recent visit,” says a recent tweet from The Hill, which links to an article that notes the 23 out of 84 days.

MSNBC says that, by Sunday, Trump will have spent 28 percent of his presidency “traveling to or staying at Mar-a-Lago.”

Not counting travel time, The Palm Beach Post calculates that, as of noon today, Trump’s time in Florida is closer to 19 percent of his time in office. Most of that time has been at Mar-a-Lago or nearby golf courses, but it also includes side trips the president has made to Tampa, Melbourne and Orlando.

President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe exchange a high five at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter on Feb. 11.

Based on arrival and departure times listed in White House pool reports of Trump’s travels, the president had spent about 358¾ hours in Florida before his current trip.

For his current visit, Trump arrived at Palm Beach International Airport at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. So that’s another 17½ Florida hours as of noon today.

That’s a grand total of 376¼ hours in Florida out of 2,016 hours as president, or 18.7 percent. It’s a little less than 16 days out of 84 as commander in chief.

By Sunday at noon, Trump’s time in Florida will be about 20.5 percent of his presidency.

Author: George Bennett

George Bennett has been a Palm Beach Post reporter since 1992. He grew up in Bethesda, Md. and is a graduate of The George Washington University. Follow him on Twitter @gbennettpost

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s