President Trump touched down Saturday in central Florida for what he has labeled a "Make America Great Again Rally," hosted by his campaign years before the first votes are to be cast in another White House race.
Trump arrived here on Air Force One after a short flight from West Palm Beach, where he is spending a third consecutive weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate, dubbed the "Winter White House."
That means that while his campaign organization bears many of the costs for the event, taxpayers will be on the hook for some of the politicking, too. And it wasn't long ago that Trump himself was complaining loudly about the same thing.
President Trump is working on a "streamlined" version of his executive order banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations to iron out the difficulties that landed his first order in the courts, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Saturday.
Speaking at the Munich Security Conference in Germany on a panel about combating terrorism, Kelly said Trump's original order was designed as a "temporary pause" to allow him to "see where our immigration and vetting system has gaps — and gaps it has — that could be exploited."
He said the Trump administration was surprised when U.S. courts blocked it from implementing the executive order, and now "the president is contemplating releasing a tighter, more streamlined version" of the travel ban.