Nobody wants to get anywhere near Donald Trump now. His former helpers and confidants continue to launch crowds to help the federal investigation into Russia’s ties with his campaign. He can not literally buy a lawyer to defend him in the wake of the FBI incursion in Michael Cohen’s office. Daniels after the storm, Melanie also continues to chase her hands.
Unfortunately, if you live in Miami you will have to make a little extra effort to avoid Orange One today. Worse, you’ll probably change your routine to lose the traffic scene that the president will unleash after landing in South Florida and head to Hialeah to talk about the deeply unpopular GOP tax cuts.
According to an official White House program published last night, Trump should be flying from Washington to Air Force One at 9:50 am this morning and should land at Miami International Airport at 12.20pm. So stay away from MIA anytime after noon, unless you want to sit in miles behind the presidential march.
Trump is then going directly from MIA to Bucky Dent Park about 12 miles northwest of Hialeah. It should arrive after about 15 minutes of driving. (It’s amazing what a secret service detail can do for your travel times through the Miami highways).
There is not an official word on Trump’s course, of course, but it will probably look something like this:
At 12:45, Trump planned to hold a panel discussion on “Tax cuts for small businesses in Florida,” says the White House. Among the noteworthy Republicans who will be joining most of Miami in the race away from Trump are Governor Rick Scott and representatives, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Carlos Curbelo, who will all skip the round table, according to Politico.
Senator Marco Rubio, who has never seen a national press pool in South Florida that did not want a piece, and the #MAGA Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart present themselves both in Hialeah, says Politico. The event is not open to the public.
Trump must leave Hialeah for 1:45 and he should return to MIA at 2 pm. for a short 2:10 flight to Palm Beach International Airport, where Mar-a-Lago calls.
So in short, stay away, far away from the intersection of Palmetto and the Dolphin Expressways all afternoon, unless you want to check “spent five hours in a hellish infernal traffic, thanks to President Trump” from your list of things to do.