Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump’s Palm Beach resort, shuts down every summer for the season. However, this doesn’t mean Trump will be spending more time in the White House. He’s going to start weekending in New Jersey instead.
If Mar-a-Lago was the winter White House, all indications point to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, serving as its summer counterpart. And local residents are already getting angry.
Last year, Bedminster got a taste of what it would be like to have Trump in town when he holed up in the club to interview potential cabinet members. Street closures created headaches, and those that remained open were snarled with traffic as the local government was forced to pay out thousands in overtime to police.
While it’s unclear how often Trump will visit Bedminster and what effect it will have on the small town, complaints about the mounting bill for his weekends away from the White House are sure to continue.