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The Latest: Trump hits the links in Florida for the holiday

President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with children as they track Santa Claus' movements with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD...

President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with children as they track Santa Claus' movements with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD...

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump during his Christmas holiday in Florida (all times local):

11:10 a.m.

President Donald Trump is playing golf with one current and one former PGA player and a sitting U.S. senator.

Trump went to his private golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Tuesday after spending Christmas with family at his estate in nearby Palm Beach.

The White House says pro golfer Bryson DeChambeau and former Senior PGA player Dana Quigley joined Trump at the Trump International Golf Club.

Republican David Perdue, the junior U.S. senator from Georgia, is rounding out Trump's foursome.

Trump tweeted on Christmas that "tomorrow it's back to work in order to Make America Great Again," which he says is "happening faster than anyone anticipated!"

Trump is expected to remain at his Palm Beach estate through the new year.

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7:15 a.m.

President Donald Trump is predicting that Democrats and Republicans will "eventually come together "on a new health care plan for the country.

Sending a Twitter post early Tuesday from his Florida resort, Trump said "the very unfair and unpopular Individual Mandate has been terminated as part of our Tax Cut Bill, which essentially Repeals (over time) Obamacare."

Much of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act remains intact, however, and the sign-up period for the various options was carried out as normal this year.

Majority Republicans sought repeatedly to repeal the 2010 law during this year's congressional session, but couldn't get it through the Senate.

Obama and his wife, Melania, and their son, Barron, spent Christmas at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.


Updated : 2021-04-13 15:55 GMT+08:00