Previously, the family has spent weekends at the Trump Organization's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., or at various golf clubs on the East Coast. He was joined by his wife, Melania, who was sporting a relatively casual dress, and their 11-year-old son, Barron, who appeared to be in soccer attire: a white jersey, white shorts, knee-high red socks and Nike footwear.
Protected by the Marines as part of the Navy budget, Camp David has been utilized more by some presidents than others.
Almost five months into his presidency, Trump is heading to Camp David for the first time.
A frequent weekend traveler, Trump has favored his palatial residences in Florida and New Jersey over the wooded hideaway used by many presidents for a break from Washington.
Presidents have been coming to the refuge about 70 miles northwest of the White House for seven decades, and not always just for a rest. Leaders such as former U.K. Prime Ministers Winston Churchill and Tony Blair have been hosted, as well as Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The 125-acre retreat includes another dozen cabins, tennis courts, a swimming pool, bowling alley, skeet range and movie theater. For the golf-loving Trump, there is a single golf hole with multiple tees. Camp David may not be a prime spot for the president's favorite sport, however.
It's been almost a year since the last presidential visit to Camp David; of the past four commanders-in-chief, Bill Clinton made 54 trips there, George W. Bush 149, and Barack Obama 39, CBS's Mark Knoller reports. The club closed for the season last month, so more recently, he's been inclined to head to his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., which some have dubbed "Camp David North". Aspen Lodge is the one that 14 American presidents, starting with FDR and including Trump, have occupied since 1942. Richard Nixon was a fan of getting away there as was Ronald Reagan.
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