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Trump visits Camp David for the first time

President Trump is visiting Camp David for the first time this weekend with first lady Melania and son Barron, age 11, in a trip that coincides with Father's Day on Sunday. Former President Obama had visited four times by this point in his presidency; former President George W. Bush had made 11 trips to the presidential retreat.

This is also Trump's first weekend overnight trip away from the White House that does not take him to a Trump-branded property like Mar-a-Lago. Earlier this year, Trump suggested he was not inclined to visit the rural Maryland getaway. "Camp David is very rustic. It's nice, you'd like it," he said. "You know how long you'd like it? For about 30 minutes."

The "rustic" compound features 16 cabin-style houses, tennis, a heated pool, basketball, bowling, horseback riding, a movie theater, and a single-hole golf course.