Donald Trump holed up in isolation at Camp David, refuses to meet with anyone

As the week has gone on and it’s become more clear just how serious of legal trouble he’s in, his behavior has become more angry and despondent. There have been angry Twitter rants, and reports that he’s been reduced to screaming at White House television sets. Now he’s at Camp David for the first time, amid word that he’s holed up there in isolation and refusing to hold meetings with anyone.

That’s the word from former Secret Service investigator Pesach ‘Pace’ Lattin, who posted the following today: “Trump has isolated himself at Camp David and refusing to see anyone. He has no appointments for 60 hours” (link). He then went on to add “Trump once implied Camp David was a rustic shit hole. Isolating himself for almost three days there is telling” (link). This is the only time Trump has gone to the official presidential retreat, as he’s gone golfing at his own resorts nearly every weekend since taking office.

So what is Donald Trump actually doing at Camp David? It is a good place for him to hole himself up in relative isolation. If he were at one of his own resorts this weekend, members would be coming and going, and he would have a more difficult time remaining isolated. But even then, it’s startling to hear of a sitting president going three days without being willing to meet with anyone on his own team. Is he staring at cable news? Merely staring at the walls?

In any case Donald Trump has reached the point where he’s essentially gone into hiding, at an isolated resort he purports to hate, at a time when the investigations into his criminal scandals are exploding and it’s increasingly clear that his presidency is destined to fail. At this point, is he sitting around thinking about his legal defense, or resignation? If you’re a regular reader, feel free to support Palmer Report


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64 Comments

  1. Cherie on June 17, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    He never stayed with the little woman in The Golden Tower, maybe she threw him out of the White House now that she’s moved into it. If he’s isolated and pouting maybe they should ask Steve or Vlad to come keep him company. Theater of the absurd is getting even more so. Meanwhile,I’m running out of popcorn….

  2. Claudia on June 17, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Before he resigns I hope he fires all cabinet picks
    Including Pence!
    Sweet!
    Then watch the scramble.

    • Kan Citiz on June 17, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      The POTUS is not allowed to fire the vice-POTUS. That’s not how it works.

      • Some Guy on June 18, 2017 at 12:35 pm

        That doesn’t mean he won’t try.

    • Thoulie on June 18, 2017 at 11:59 am

      He can’t FIRE Pence, Pence was elected with him. His cabinet members are gone when he resigns unless Pence picks them.

  3. Bela on June 17, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    It’s odd but in principle not necessarily a bad thing to “get away.” He will not be alone with security detail, etc., but maybe even Trump deserves a break. That’s my charitable view.

    • Randy Lay on June 17, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      he deserves no charity after the shit hes said about other people and the agitation hes caused by his lies give no quarter!!!!!

      • Thoulie on June 18, 2017 at 12:01 pm

        Absolutely agree. WAH WAH WAH he said it’s so hurtful when people say mean things about him or his family. Didn’t both the orange turd when HE was the one making up all the lies about Ted Cruz and his family, or Ben Carson, or Jeb Bush, or Carly Fiorina. What goes around, comes around, and Karma can be a real BITCH!

    • Ben Cox on June 18, 2017 at 6:41 am

      *** America needs a break! The country is rolling in a pit of right wing hatred and left wing despair! Time for a comedic break, something to lift the Spirit of the Eagle! Every family has alcoholic, as well as teetotalers, conservatives as well as liberals, gays as well as heteros, religious as well as non-religious. Time for us all to get over our bad selves and restore these United States of America to the proud, welcoming, wholesome, well-blended nation she is supposed to be! (TheBen) ***

    • Jane Shupe on June 18, 2017 at 8:02 am

      We need a break !

    • Asher Garber on June 18, 2017 at 11:10 am

      A break from what? Destroying the nation and planet? He can start a permanent vacation anytime he wants to by simply resigning.

  4. K.L.Richardson on June 17, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    I can’t help wondering where Melania is. I mean such a big deal was made over her moving to D.C. and now Trump goes to Camp David? LOL!

    • M. E, Anderson on June 17, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      Melania and son are with him – pictures showed them leaving this a.m.

    • Patty on June 17, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      She and their son went with him.

    • Randy Lay on June 17, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      shes supposedly with him

    • Madaline on June 17, 2017 at 10:46 pm

      She and Barron are with him.

    • Vahendren on June 18, 2017 at 12:30 am

      And her commie parents. Guess we paid their passage too.

  5. Tim on June 17, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    He still holds the football, if he decides all is lost, what’s stopping him from taking the whole world down with him? Scary times for sure.

    • Patty on June 17, 2017 at 10:21 pm

      I hang onto hope that he’ll consider his children and grandchildren.

      • Cheryl on June 18, 2017 at 5:09 pm

        But, sadly, he only considers himself.

        • Dakotahgeo on June 19, 2017 at 3:44 pm

          AMEN! The greatest IDIOT on earth!

    • Fabiana on June 17, 2017 at 10:48 pm

      I am so thinking along the same lines!!!

    • Cara on June 18, 2017 at 12:24 am

      He can’t do anything with that football alone.

      • Randy Lay on June 18, 2017 at 8:32 am

        Thank god!!!

  6. Mick Burke on June 17, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    I hope there’s a stray cricket in his bedroom. Each time he’s just about to nod off, after perseverating for hours about trying to cover up his treasonous Russian activities, the cricket would start to chirp. Chirp chirp chirp. Maybe this crickets’ name would be Jiminy Comey?

    • Randy Lay on June 17, 2017 at 10:33 pm

      I like that alot

  7. Pence is complicit on June 17, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Trump’s a criminal and needs to resign.

  8. Hermione on June 17, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    hey PUSSYGRABBER et al….you are going DOWN…PRISON…ENJOY!

    • peter Wickham on June 17, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      A bit of respect please, at least “Pussy Grabber in Chief”

      • Rose Meade on June 18, 2017 at 1:33 am

        WHY? It’s a waste!!

  9. Bela on June 17, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    On the other hand, maybe the angels will visit and release his better nature.

    • Anna on June 18, 2017 at 10:56 am

      I doubt that tRump HAS a better nature. LOL

  10. Kenneth Viar on June 17, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Wonder why he left when his wife and kid just got there ??? Maybe Melania is giving him HELL about the legendary Pee Pee Tapes ??

  11. Michelle Brezae on June 17, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    He’s playing cards with his comrades…

  12. Sue on June 17, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Hopefully he is writing his letter of resignation. Or maybe having a complete mental meltdown. We probably will never know what the king of sham is doing.

  13. Roger Kempster on June 17, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Not nice to say it but if Trump would just stay there & keep quiet for the rest of his term America would get along a lot better without his lies & B. S. every day. He probably will be forced out of office anyway before then. hopefully, I cant stand any more of his dam lies. I have to change the channel. I never could stad a dam lier no matter who it was & I don’t know why the rest of the GOP is standing behind him. They .better be careful or they might be forced to go with him. Need to care less party & more America. & work some more non partisanship to get some fair bills passed ,

    9k

    • Julio on June 17, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      Outstanding

    • Anna on June 18, 2017 at 11:01 am

      You have to remember that the GOP received their baptisim in lies through Richard Nixon. Now it has become common practice for them.

    • Hedder on June 18, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      They are sticking behind him so that he can gaslight the population with his insanity while they quietly push through their Alt Right adgendas

  14. sue on June 17, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    resign and take pence and ryan with you

    • Randy Lay on June 17, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      AS THE BRITS WOULD SAY HERE HERE

      • Ellie on June 18, 2017 at 1:23 pm

        We actually say hear hear.

  15. Rick on June 17, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Hopefully there are flies on the wall at Camp David if you know what I mean. Big Brother should have eyes and ears there and…..ah hell, Camp David seems like a good place for federal intel agencies to have recording equipment for historical record keeping and such.

  16. hawkny on June 17, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Lets not forget to add Mitch McConnell to that list

  17. Sari Shapiro on June 17, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    “So what is Donald Trump actually doing at Camp David?”

    Having prostitutes pee on the bed the Obamas once slept in?

    • Randy Lay on June 18, 2017 at 8:36 am

      Rumor has it Melania was one in the old country……wouldnt have to go far to find one!!!

  18. johnnygringo on June 17, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    He needed to go there to bug it for Putin

  19. Peggy Smith on June 17, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Maybe he is actually spending some time with his wife and son for Father’s Day. I think reception may be bad at Camp David so maybe he can’t tweet.

    • Bill Palmer on June 17, 2017 at 10:52 pm

      Camp David certainly has wi-fi.

      • Randy Lay on June 18, 2017 at 8:24 am

        and much more

    • Eric T Cat on June 18, 2017 at 1:24 am

      People behind the scenes have probably got the NSA to block the signal up there, and they’re telling him they have no idea why he can’t get a signal, but they’re sure it will sort out soon enough.

    • Randy Lay on June 18, 2017 at 8:38 am

      well at least its not costing taxpayer 10s of millions of dollars and going into his pocket

  20. Diane on June 17, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Maybe he’s writing a screw-you resignation letter.

  21. Tammy on June 17, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    One can only hope the orange titanic is taking on water. And because his ego is bigger than the world population, he is working on a graceful bow out before they come with the cuff’s

  22. tommy g on June 17, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    FIRST THING HE’S DONE RIGHT.
    (He’s done, right?)

    • Dakotahgeo on June 18, 2017 at 8:35 am

      Rearranging the deck chairs for his predecessors so they can enjoy their last view of the iceberg.

  23. S, WHITING on June 17, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    maybe he’s watching “All The Presidents Men,,Revisited” on MSNBC….history repeats..

  24. Eric T Cat on June 18, 2017 at 1:29 am

    Camp David is the last place he’s ever shown any interest in visiting. What if he’s been taken there? What if the intelligence reports show that the entire Trump government is so corrupt, so infiltrated by the Russian, the Saudis, and possibly others, that there has in effect been a coup d’tat initiated by…not sure who, but people concerned about America, American safety, American Democracy, and all that America used to stand for…and their hand has been forced because of the failure of the structures supposed to stop the sort of disaster America faces at this moment in time. That he, his wife, and son, have been taken to a heavily defended isolated spot, surrounded with troops to keep him safe, held incommunicado, while a new government is installed and he’s forced to resign before being allowed to leave the country in exile to live out his days?

  25. GAVIN QUICK on June 18, 2017 at 3:32 am

    It’s no coincidence this happened as soon as Melania arrived. They have a lot to discuss

  26. Theresa Cardamone on June 18, 2017 at 7:34 am

    This reminds me of the stories of Adolf Hitler…cowering in his bunker…knowing the end was in sight. Maybe SCROTUS is thinking about what the history books will be saying about him once he is convicted. He keeps wanting to be “#1” for everything…maybe he is contemplating the inevitability of getting caught in his web of lies and going down in history as the only man ever removed from the Oval Office and incarcerated. Maybe he is trying to imagine being tried and convicted in the courts of justice and public opinion. He thinks Camp David is a shit hole, well, he created the shit storm, so let him wallow in it.

  27. Randy Lay on June 18, 2017 at 8:26 am

    hes told more proven lies since November than she has in her entire life…..thats the difference and hes is POTUS (gulp)

  28. Lauren on June 18, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Camp David may also provide enough space for Trump to “get in touch with nature” so he can chat with his trumpets beyond the scope of audio surveillance.

  29. jessi q on June 18, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Maybe he is channeling REAGAN ,he loved Camp David

  30. MJ on June 18, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    niglib: if you don’t know the answer to your question, there’s no hope of enlightening you.

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