President Trump Just Quietly Left White House for Unannounced Trip — Where He's Going Says a Lot

| DEC 21, 2017 | 9:35 PM

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President Donald Trump is not generally considered to be a quiet kind of guy. When he has a plan or an agenda, he happily volunteers the information — either to the press or via Twitter.

But on one or two occasions, the usually bombastic President Trump has snuck away from the White House, quietly boarding Marine One en route to a location sometimes only disclosed after he's gone wheels up.

Just after his inauguration, Trump disappeared in just that fashion, only to reappear a short time later at Andrews Air Force Base — to greet the body of a fallen Navy SEAL.

He did it again Thursday afternoon, just 24 hours after a public press conference cheering the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — and he only answered one question before he boarded Marine One:

The Hill reported:

President Trump is visiting wounded U.S. soldiers on Thursday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center just outside Washington, D.C.

“We'll be over there for a while, but we're just going to wish them a merry Christmas,” Trump told reporters as he left the White House.

He called the soldiers “some of the bravest people anywhere in the world.”

White House chief of staff John Kelly, a retired USMC general himself, joined the president on the trip to Walter Reed.


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