President Trump stopped at Joint Base Andrews and greeted military service members and their families as he was en route to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
After landing at Joint Base Andrews, he exited Marine One and headed for an air terminal to greet approximately two dozen military service members were waiting along a fence line. The move was unexpected and the crowd had originally gathered to watch him leave Joint Base Andrews.
“While you were down here, I wanted to say hello,” Trump said, according to a press pool report.
He then proceeded to shake their hands as he wished them a “Merry Christmas.”
Trump had just come from the White House, where he had signed the Republican tax bill that passed through Congress earlier in the week into law. He took Marine One to Joint Base Andrews from the White House after signing the legislation.
After shaking hands, Trump then boarded Air Force One and is headed for Palm Beach, Fla. to spend the Christmas holiday with his family.
Trump also spent the Thanksgiving holiday at the Mar-a-Lago.