Trumps to spend Thanksgiving at White House instead of Mar-a-Lago

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First lady Melania Trump has decided not to hit the campaign trail alongside her husband, President Donald Trump, as he spends the last days before Tuesday's midterm elections crisscrossing the country.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKBT) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania will  spend Thanksgiving at the White House instead of attending the annual dinner at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida.

First lady spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham confirmed the plans in a “Holiday Scheduling Update” on Twitter on Tuesday evening.

Trump and his family typically spend the holiday in Palm Beach and have Thanksgiving dinner in a ballroom alongside dues-paying members who buy tickets to attend.

A Trump Organization spokesman did not respond to questions Tuesday about whether the Mar-a-Lago event still will take place, given the spike in coronavirus cases and pleas from public health officials for Americans to limit the number of people they socialize with indoors this holiday season to control the spread.