President Trump told Bedminster Club members he golfs so much because ‘White House is a real dump’
President Trump has a perfectly valid reason for his weekend getaways to the golf course: the White House isn’t up to his standards.
The President, who has been blasted for his frequent trips to his own properties — especially after calling out former President Barack Obama for his own excursions — explained away his vacations while at the Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey recently.
"That White House is a real dump,” Trump told guests, according to Golf.com.
The White House has 132 rooms spread across 55,000 square feet, including 16 family-guest rooms, a main kitchen, a diet kitchen, a family kitchen and 35 bathrooms, according to the official government website.
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The residence also includes a bowling alley, tennis court, basketball court, putting green, movie theater, jogging track and swimming pool.
Trump, meanwhile, has traded in that dump for the greens for 43 days already so far after taking office 193 days ago, according to NBC’s tracker.
Of those, he’s spent 14 days at Bedminster, 15 at Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Virginia, 13 at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm, Florida, and one at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida.
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The President also feels the “most unguarded among the people who pay for their proximity to him,” according to Golf.com.
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In November, less than two weeks after Election Day, Trump encouraged partygoers at Bedminster to “come around” while he met with possible administration members.
“We’re doing a lot of interviews tomorrow — generals, dictators, we have everything,” he told the crowd on Nov. 18, according to an audio tape obtained by Politico and released in February.
“You may wanna come around. It’ll be fun. We’re really working tomorrow. We have meetings every 15, 20 minutes with different people that will form our government.”
Annual dues at Bedminster are estimated at about $300,000.Tags: donald trump new jersey Send a Letter to the Editor Join the Conversation: facebook Tweet