Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago has been a tradition of Donald Trump’s presidency. During his first three years in office, Trump spent the long weekend in Palm Beach playing golf, relaxing, and mingling with club guests. In 2018, Trump even brought in a singer to perform “Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera. But in the wake of losing the presidential election to Joe Biden, Trump won’t be hosting a feast at the resort this year. Melania Trump’s spokesperson Stephanie Grisham tweeted last week that the first family plans to remain in the White House for the holiday.
The cancellation has fueled speculation that Trump is staying in Washington to continue his failed attempt to reverse the results of the election. But according to a Republican close to the White House, Trump’s decision not to travel to Mar-a-Lago is actually an indication that, privately at least, he’s preparing