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President Trump returns to Mar-A-Lago Friday

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, with grandson Auguste at his side, greets President Donald Trump as he deplanes Air Force One in Orlando
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, with grandson Auguste at his side, greets President Donald Trump as he deplanes Air Force One in Orlando Governor’s office

President Donald Trump returns to South Florida again Friday and will stay at his Mar-A-Lago estate in Palm Beach.

Trump arrived in Orlando at 1:08 p.m. and was greeted by Gov. Rick Scott. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Education Secretary Betty DeVos were on Air Force One, along with Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka, according to the press pool report.

Trump visited Orlando to tour Saint Andrew Catholic School, where he visited a fourth-grade class. Scott, who campaigned on expanding school choices for parents, and Rubio joined Trump at the school.

Students gave Trump hand-drawn cards celebrating Florida’s birthday.

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Trump beckoned two students who had welcomed him to pose for a picture, and told them, “We're going to make you famous, OK?”

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Trump then met with education officials and supporters of school choice, including Henry Fortier, the superintendent of Catholic schools, and John Kirtley, founder of Step Up for Students, an organization that administers Florida’s tax credit scholarship program.

Trump was scheduled to be in West Palm Beach at 4 p.m. and to speak at the Republican National Committee spring retreat at the Four Seasons Resort. His speech was not open to the media. The White House has not released Trump’s schedule for the remainder of the weekend.

Scott and Rubio will speak to the RNC Saturday, the Palm Beach Post reported.

Tampa Bay Times reporter Alex Leary and the press pool report contributed to this article.

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