President Donald Trump traveled to Florida on Friday evening, spending time with Broward County first responders who helping the community as it continues to grieve and respond to the murder of 17 people by a 19-year-old former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
Trump also met with some victims of the 18th school shooting of the year.
On Saturday, Trump spent the day at his private Mar-a-Lago club. He would typically make the 10-minute trip from there to Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach for a round of golf. However, he chose not to play golf, as he felt it would be disrespectful to the Parkland community and the shooting victims.
The president will not be golfing on this sunny Saturday in Palm Beach.
White House wants to respect the dead and the mourners, I’m told. Mar-a-Lago is only about half an hour from the site of the Parkland school shooting, and memorial services continue.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) February 17, 2018
The proximity of Trump's club to the high school also makes any decision to play golf potentially look callous.
This was the right decision. It's unclear if Trump will play golf on Sunday or abstain for the duration of his Florida visit.