President Trump’s first day at the helm
President Donald Trump’s decision to take a day off from his duties as commander-in-chief on Thursday was greeted with enthusiasm and praise, with many people predicting a return to normalcy after his presidency.
Trump’s decision came as a surprise to many who had anticipated a full day of work, including the President himself, who has spent more time at the White House than any other occupant of the Whitehouse.
But Trump has been a busy man throughout his presidency, taking trips to the White Houses in New York, Washington, D.C., and the South Lawn of the Capitol.
In fact, Trump spent more than half of his time at home in January, during his first week in office, according to the latest White House visitor logs.
The Trump administration has also seen a large uptick in the number of visits by top aides and staffers since his inauguration.
On Thursday, Trump traveled to the Department of Defense and toured the nuclear missile test site at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
The president’s schedule on Thursday did not include a scheduled visit to the Oval Office, where he met with the Vice President and other top officials.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A number of other White House officials have been in Washington, including Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, senior counselor Kellyanne Conway, press secretary Sean Spicer, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, and senior adviser Jared Kushner.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.