- On Thanksgiving, President Donald Trump jokingly said to the media gathered at his Mar-a-Lago resort, “You’re fired.”
- Trump was speaking to members of the military via teleconference.
President Donald Trump wished the media a Happy Thanksgiving on Thursday and then joked he was firing them.
While he was speaking to the military via teleconference on Thanksgiving, Trump noted how he was “surrounded by reporters and press” and wanted to ask them to leave so that he could have confidential conversations with overseas military members.
“I will say: ‘You’re fired,'” he said, recycling his catch phrase from his reality TV show “The Apprentice.” “And, by the way, media: Happy Thanksgiving.”
Trump is spending Thanksgiving at his Palm Beach, Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago. He reportedly went golfing on Wednesday and spoke to members of the military Thursday morning. He also visited a Coast Guard station and passed out sandwiches.
At the Coast Guard station, a reporter asked Trump what he was thankful for. She was immediately reprimanded by a member of the communications staff, according to a press pool report.
After talking to the military, Trump went to his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach.