President Donald Trump will spend the weekend for the first time at the presidential residence in Camp David, Maryland.
Almost five months after its inauguration, Donald Trump and his family traveled to Camp David for the first time at the end of the weekend for the weekend’s residency of the current American presidents. The American president has usually spent the weekends on either the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, or at one of the golf courses in New Jersey. Camp Davidet – as he once told reporters – found it too “rustic”.
Trump traveled with the first lady and their little boy, Barron, and they have both Victor and Amalija Knavs, Melania Trump’s father and mother. The parents of Melania Trump, born in Slovenia, live in the New York Trump Tower, but are expected to be in the White House periodically.
Camp David is about one hundred miles northwest of Washington, in the Catoctin Mountains of Maryland. The resort there serves the rest of the current American Presidents, but it also hosted many major political talks. For example, in US President Franklin Roosevelt, in 1943, he took over with the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill the plans for the Normandy landing. Jimmy Carter, a former US president, also discussed with Egyptian and Israeli leaders about the peace deal, and in the fall of 1978, the famous Camp David agreement was signed by Egyptian President Anvar Szadat and Menáhem Begin, then Israeli Prime Minister.
Everything in the Camp David resort is what the American president needs. Separate houses are available for staff members, army and security personnel and some 12 smaller buildings await presidential guests. There are tennis courts, a heated swimming pool, bowling alley and movie theater on site. The building is protected by the Marine Corps.
The Camp David Weekend Residence was first used by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942. John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson were rare guests, but Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan were extremely fond of Camp David.