Mystery: President Trump Delays Leaving Air Force One for Forty-Five Minutes on Return to DC Sunday Night
President Donald Trump mysteriously delayed deplaning from Air Force One for forty-five minutes upon arrival at Joint Base Andrews just outside of Washington, D.C. Sunday night from a weekend at Trump’s golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey. Reporters were left in the dark as the door to Air Force One remained closed even though the mobile staircase had been rolled up to the plane for Trump to walk down.
Air Force One landed at 8:40 P.M. EDT. Trump left the plane at 9:25.
Senior Trump aide and son-in-law Jared Kushner left Air Force One and returned two times before Trump left. Kushner told the media that the President was “just working on something.” A White House official later said on background Trump was holding a meeting but did not explain further.
It was reported that Deputy National Security Advisor KT McFarland was seen on Marine One, the helicopter used to shuttle the President between the White House and JB Andrews.
When Trump appeared, he looked sober and weary in wire service photos taken as he left Air Force One and then minutes later Marine One at the White House.