MacDill Gets A Visit From President Trump Today

President Trump makes his first visit to Tampa at MacDill this morning

President Donald Trump is spending the weekend at the Southern White House, his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach. On Monday, he will stop off of in Tampa to visit MacDill Air Force Base.

President Trump will be his first ever visit to the home of the U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill.

There will be an extensive briefing as President Trump is expected to be joined in Tampa by two of his key advisors. Gen. Michael Flynn, the National Security Advisor and Gen. Joseph Dunford, the current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

According to Press Secretary Spicer said the president will have lunch with enlisted troops and will also address the troops afterwards. There is expected to be press pool coverage only.

This will mark President Trump’s first visit to the Tampa Bay area since winning the election. He will spend most of Monday morning and the early afternoon MacDill before returning to Washington, D.C. for what is expected to be a very full week.

Trump said the Justice Department will win an appeal filed late Saturday of a judge’s order lifting a travel ban he had imposed on citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries.

“We’ll win. For the safety of the country, we’ll win,” he told reporters at his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, shortly after the Justice Department filed a notice that it intends to appeal the order.

As the ban lifted, refugees and thousands of travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen who had been stopped in their tracks last weekend by Trump’s executive order scrambled to get flights to quickly enter the United States.

The Justice Department did not say when it would file its appeal with the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals of the ruling made by Robart late on Friday that also lifted Trump’s temporary ban imposed on refugee admissions.



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