In response to speculation and criticism from the media about why he is staying at his club in New Jersey this weekend, the president tweeted out a message confirming the reasons why he decided to work from the Garden State. In a tweet blasted out on Saturday evening, the president wrote: “The reason I am staying in Bedminster, N. J., a beautiful community, is that staying in NYC is much more expensive and disruptive. Meetings!”
This is the 14th consecutive weekend that the president has visited a Trump-owned property since taking office and the eighth weekend he has spent away from the White House.
Critics have pointed at the costs incurred by his weekend trips. It is estimated that Trump’s trips to his private club (Mar-a-Lago) in Florida have cost more than $21 million dollars in his first 80 days in office. The latest bipartisan spending bill includes $60 million to help reimburse local governments for what they pay to protect the President during his visits.
The reason I am staying in Bedminster, N. J., a beautiful community, is that staying in NYC is much more expensive and disruptive. Meetings!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 6, 2017
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