Camp David is all set to receive US President Donald Trump for the weekend.
Donald Trump leaves the White House on Saturday for his first visit to presidential retreat Camp David.
Trump, a New York real estate mogul whose permanent residence is a guiled penthouse inside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, is not expected to make Camp David a regular getaway. He told foreign newspapers earlier this year that the retreat was “very rustic” and “you know how long you’d like it? For about 30 minutes.”
It has been a regular getaway for the US presidents and it has also hosted many international leaders.
The previous US president Barack Obama has visited the retreat 39 times. He has hosted the G8 summits in 2012 and he had met the Persian Gulf leader about the Iran Nuclear deal in 2015.
The first president to use the retreat was Roosevelt in 1942. He was looking for an escape from Washington’s summer heat, while still remaining nearby during World War II. He dubbed the site Shangri-La, but Dwight Eisenhower, a regular visitor, later renamed it after his grandson.