Trump tweets photo of inaugural address being written in Palm Beach

President-elect Donald Trump — who, beginning Friday afternoon, will be President Donald Trump — tweeted a photo Wednesday showing him sitting at a desk in his Palm Beach home working on the speech he will give at his inauguration.

Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, viewed from the southeast.

“Writing my inaugural address at the Winter White House, Mar-a-Lago, three weeks ago. Looking forward to Friday,” he captioned the image.

The photo shows Trump seated behind a desk with an eagle sculpture to his left and Mar-a-Lago’s historic tiles seen behind him.

The tiles are notable as a feature in the estate because many of them were hand-chosen by the home’s first occupant and builder, cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post. The entrance of the home is covered in tiles that date to the 15th century.

Trump worked on the speech while visiting Palm Beach for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. He had previously said he planned to write much of the speech himself, with input from key advisors.

Worth noting: The content of the pad in Trump’s hands is not visible in the photo. So, no sneak preview of what he’ll say on Friday.

Read more about Trump’s inaugural address.

According to the American Presidency Project at the University of California, President George Washington delivered the shortest inauguration speech to date, at just 135 words. William Henry Harrison’s inaugural address was the longest, at more than 8,000 words. Click here to read and listen/watch (if available) every presidential inauguration speech.

 

 

 


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