Trump Heads for Golf Club, and So Do Protesters

Demonstrators have been gathering weekly in Bedminster since the president took office
By Janet Cromley,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2018 3:53 PM CDT
Trump Heads for Golf Club, and So Do Protesters
A man jogs with a dog in front of people rallying against President Donald Trump at Clarence Dillon Public Library, not far from Trump National Golf Club, where Trump is staying this weekend, Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Bedminster, NJ.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

As thousands gathered near the White House to protest the Trump administration's “zero tolerance” immigration policy on Saturday, the president was 220 miles away, at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ. But he couldn’t entirely escape the demonstrators, reports USA Today. About 100 protesters lined up along Route 206, near president’s private resort, holding up signs and calling out, “Where are the children!?” Protesters are not an unusual sight in Bedminster; they’ve been gathering weekly near the club for the last 18 months, but Saturday’s crowd was the largest so far. Although the president’s visit to Bedminster was his first this year, he spent 40 days there in 2017, according to NBC. In all, he has spent 31% of his time in office at his properties. (More Donald Trump stories.)

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