President Donald Trump and initial lady Melania Trump attended a celebration at Mar-a-Lago on Friday simply hours after visiting first responders and wounded survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting that wiped out 17 people.
The event was a Recording studio 54-themed disco party, according to CNN’ s Kevin Liptak.
A photograph posted on Instagram captured the very first couple sitting down and chatting whilst people socialized around them in a luridly lit room of Trump’ s i9000 resort.
“ Please take note that this President did NOT dance, ” Instagram user Sean Bianca wrote prior to the photo was removed later Sunday and her Instagram account had been switched to private. “ This individual and the First Lady were there for any short time but neither was dance around as one should have expected. Their mood was somber and so they were there for a very short time. ”
Trump’ s appearance at the party has been confirmed on Facebook by notable Florida bankruptcy attorney David Lloyd Merrill.
“ So the chief executive did arrive, ” wrote Merrill, who attended the bash right after hearing Trump would attend. “ I couldn’ t satisfy him or speak but was regarding 3’ away. Super cool regardless of what your political affiliation! ”
It was an unusual activity following a trip to survivors of one of the nation’ t largest school shootings.
The president’ s attendance at the disco celebration occurred amid a Twitter tornado over a group photo featuring a cheerful Trump giving a thumbs up whilst posing with law enforcement officers who have responded to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School . The photograph is Trump’ s new header photo on his Twitter page. Tweets comments slammed the president’ t “ tone-deaf” demeanor.
Trump will be spending the holiday weekend at their resort. He will forego his conventional round of golf at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday “ to regard the dead and the mourners, ” White House aide Jennifer Jacobs tweeted.