[Ed. – Reporters are finding this very unusual. Maybe POTUS just wanted to buy flowers for FLOTUS or something.]
Anita Kumar, the White House correspondent for McClatchy, tweeted about being left behind in the protective pool and how unprecedented and bizarre it is.
“I am the White House print pooler tonight. That means I am supposed to be with [President Donald Trump],” she tweeted. “Instead, I and the rest of the pool, were left at an event while POTUS returned to the White House.”
“We have been told POTUS is back at the White House but technically we don’t know that because we were not with him and did not seem him,” she added. …
The 96th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony apparently went off without a hitch, but the president’s motorcade left hastily afterward. The White House provided no details as to why the president was whisked away to the White House.