President Donald Trump is a regular at his own Bedminster, New Jersey golf club — and he told fellow club members there that the reason he visits so often is because “that White House is a real dump,” according to Golf.com.
A spokesperson for the White House denied the veracity of the statement to the sports publication.
The president is scheduled to leave Washington on Thursday for a two-week vacation at the club.
White House correspondent Mark Knoller tweeted his tally of the number of times the president has visited since taking office:
Golf.com noted the president is “often at his most unguarded among the people who pay for their proximity to him."
Chelsea Clinton was among the big names on social media who were quick to call out Trump for his comments, defending the historic property's hard-working staff:
It remains to be seen how long the alleged remarks will remain in the news cycle, given many swift developments this week alone.
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