Trump Now Plans Weekends in NJ Instead of Florida
Golf club nicknamed 'Camp David North'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2017 11:03 AM CDT
President Trump's motorcade arrives at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, NJ., Thursday, May 4, 2017.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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(Newser) – The weather is getting warmer, and President Trump is at a golf club in New Jersey instead of one in Florida. The president arrived at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster for a long weekend Thursday night, and he is expected to visit often over the next few months, replacing the "Winter White House" in Mar-a-Lago with what some people are calling "Camp David North," the Washington Post reports. The club, around 45 miles outside of New York City, is on the former estate of John DeLorean. Annual member fees are around $22,000. Trump bought the land in 2002, and it appears to be among his favorite places, the Post notes. Ivanka was married there in 2009, and Trump has said he wants to be buried there.

This is the 14th consecutive weekend that Trump has spent time at one of his properties, including his DC-area golf club, as president, Politico reports. "Rather than causing a big disruption in NYC, I will be working out of my home in Bedminster, NJ this weekend," he tweeted Friday. "Also saves country money!" NJ.com reports that anti-Trump protests near the club began Thursday afternoon. Analilia Mejia, director of New Jersey Family Alliance, says they will be held every Saturday. "We're going to get creative," she says. "It's going to be a long summer and a long four years, for that matter." (On Thursday, protesters booed Trump on his first trip to New York City as president.)

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