President Trump made an unannounced appearance in the Washington D.C. area on Sunday.
This is only the second time Trump has been seen in D.C. since the 2020 election.
Speculation ran rampant about the reason Trump made the unannounced visit.
Trump is in DC on a surprise trip pic.twitter.com/KxwZZ8JXnG
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 12, 2022
PICTURES: 45th President of the United States Donald J. Trump arrives at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, NJ to fly to Dulles International Airport in Virginia on September 11, 2022 pic.twitter.com/yuSZYzxdiI
— Kyle Mazza (@KyleMazzaWUNF) September 11, 2022
"The former president was spotted getting off wearing his golf shoes," the Washington Examiner noted.
Democrats speculated that Trump was rushed haphazardly to D.C. due to the ongoing legal battle over the FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid.
Some Democrats thought Trump traveled to D.C. to be indicted.
It would be pretty cool if trump is in DC to get arrested.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant!☮️ (@mmpadellan) September 12, 2022
Someone just posited he found out FBI was going to search his DC club and flew over to be there? Who knows.
— Mueller, She Wrote (@MuellerSheWrote) September 12, 2022
Now, thanks to a social media post from Trump, we know exactly why he arrived in the vicinity of the nation’s capital.
Trump simply visited the area to play some golf.
"Working today at @TrumpWashingtonDC on the Potomac River. What an incredible place! trumpnationaldc.com/," he wrote in a Truth Social post Monday.
The Western Journal reported:
Indeed, the former president owns an award-winning golf course, the Trump National Golf Club Washington D.C., in Potomac Falls, Virginia.
There was a tipoff in Leyden’s footage of Trump exiting his airplane: He could be seen wearing golf shoes.
“The man who first got the video of Trump’s plane landing says the last he saw of Trump’s motorcade, it was heading toward Trump’s golf course. And he did seem to be wearing golf shoes in the video (see three minutes in),” journalist Seth Abramson wrote on Twitter.
The man who first got the video of Trump’s plane landing says the last he saw of Trump’s motorcade, it was heading toward Trump’s golf course. And he did seem to be wearing golf shoes in the video (see three minutes in). So a fundraiser is a possibility. https://t.co/Wfz0Uinrz1
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) September 12, 2022
However, anti-Trump activist Dash Dobrofsky speculated that could be a sign that Trump was brought to D.C. hurriedly and reluctantly.
“Here is the video of Insurrectionist Trump wearing golf shoes on his secret trip to DC. There is no official way to determine why he is there. But the shoes tell a story that this was a rushed, unanticipated trip that he didn’t want to make,” Dobrofsky said on Twitter.
Here is the video of Insurrectionist Trump wearing golf shoes on his secret trip to DC. There is no official way to determine why he is there. But the shoes tell a story that this was a rushed, unanticipated trip that he didn’t want to make. pic.twitter.com/AlzdjqdbIf
— Dash Dobrofsky (@DashDobrofsky) September 12, 2022
Trump’s post certainly cut down quite a bit of mistaken speculation.
George Conway of The Washington Post had suggested the former president was being arraigned for some sort of criminal proceeding.
“It’s been arraigning — I mean, raining,” Conway wrote Sunday.
It’s been arraigning — I mean, raining https://t.co/9i5DWhMBd6
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) September 12, 2022
Mike Sington, a former executive with NBC Universal, suggested a pair of possible reasons for Trump’s arrival: one, he was seeking medical treatment, or two, the former president had been indicted and was “turning himself in.”
Trump flew into DC last night from Bedminster unscheduled. He hasn’t posted about why he’s in Washington, and neither has his family. The speculation is:
1. He’s seeking treatment at Walter Reed for an unknown medical condition.
2. He’s been indicted, and is turning himself in.
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) September 12, 2022
Trump just wanted to play some golf.
Democrats will be extremely disappointed!