WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump has reportedly told members of his New Jersey golf club that he spends so much time away from Washington because the White House is a “real dump.”
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the account, which appeared in a lengthy article posted on the website golf.com. The story on Trump’s complicated love for golf also appears in Sports Illustrated magazine.
The story recounts a scene in which Trump was chatting with some club members. Trump told the members he makes such frequent appearances at the property in Bedminster, New Jersey, because “that White House is a real dump.”
So far, Trump has preferred his own properties. He regularly headed to his private club Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, during the early days of his administration, embracing it as the “winter White House” and using it to host the leaders of Japan and China.
More recently he has favored his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he has a home.