Trump to move to New Jersey golf club to escape Florida hurricanes, network and fundraise during summer
Former president Donald Trump is reportedly planning to shift his base from his Florida resort Mar-A-Lago to a New Jersey golf club to escape the stifling heat and be closer to his political network ahead of his possible 2024 run. “They're moving the whole operation to New Jersey because they're going to start doing more fundraising,” one Trump advisor said.
Trump has been living at Mar-A-Lago, Palm Beach since he left the White House in January after losing to President Joe Biden. The luxurious property has also been a hub for the GOP, as well as a base for fundraising. But every year, Mar-A-Lago closes in summer after Memorial Day due to the hot and humid weather, as well as the dangerous hurricane season. The place then reopens for Thanksgiving.
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The Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey has always been a favorite of Trump for the summers. It opened in 2004 and is not very far from Trump Tower in Manhattan. As per reports, becoming a member of the club means shelling out $300,000, annually. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner tied the knot at this luxurious club property in 2009.
Recently, Trump said that he is "very seriously" considering a 2024 run. Talking about his plans, he told news anchor Sean Hannity on Fox News on Monday, April 19, “We are going to help with the House. I think we have a really good chance. I’m working with everybody including Kevin McCarthy in taking back the house. I think we have a really good chance in doing it. Likewise, the Senate’s going to be a little bit tougher.”
The 74-year-old also stated that he will leave no stone unturned for Republicans to win back the Senate, saying he thought they had “a really, really good chance.” He also made fun of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell after their post-election fallout. “I tell you that at least eight senators would have lost their race. I could name them but I don’t want to embarrass them but that includes Mitch, who is heading south. He called me up. He said, 'I need your help.' And I’m very popular in Kentucky. I love Kentucky. And they love me. And I helped him and he won by the most he’s ever won by. So we are going to help with the Senate,” Trump added.
Meanwhile, Twitter has a lot to say about the Republican’s possible move to the Bedminster golf club in New Jersey. One user tweeted, “Which begs the question why can’t he just go to Trump tower? He only went back there a few times after inauguration. After being there for 3- years and now he wants to stay away? Something fishy here.” The second one said, “He will receive more $$$ renting out rooms, golf carts and food to the Secret Service Agency. Visitors as well.”
Which begs the question why can’t he just go to Trump tower? He only went back there a few times after inauguration. After being there for 3- years and now he wants to stay away? Something fishy here .— Jake from State Farm 2.0 (@RIPMSM) April 24, 2021
He will receive more $$$ renting out rooms, golf carts and food to the Secret Service Agency. Visitors as well.— Lori (@Lori_Kassin) April 24, 2021
A person wrote, “So the Florida community is kicking him out? He said he wouldn't use Mar a blah blah as a residence.” “It’s hot as hell with a 100 percent humidity on the summer in S Florida. Older, overweight man like him can’t take that outside. He’d be inside almost 24/7 if he stayed here in the summer,” another one added.
So the Florida community is kicking him out?— Roscoe Diditagain (@RDiditagain) April 24, 2021
He said he wouldn't use Mar a blah blah as a residence.
It’s hot as hell with a 100 percent humidity on the summer in S Florida. Older, overweight man like him can’t take that outside. He’d be inside almost 24/7 if he stayed here in the summer.— joanmemp2 (@DemocratJoan) April 24, 2021