Trump goes to golf club resort on 17-day vacation amid criticism for sloth


US President Donald Trump has gone on a 17-day holiday to one of his golf resorts near New York.

Trump arrived at Trump National in Bedminster, New Jersey on Friday for his extended break.

The Trump National Golf Club occupies 535 acres of rambling countryside in central New Jersey, 45 minutes away from New York City.

The president, who had repeatedly criticized his predecessor, Barack Obama, for taking too many vacation days to play golf and even vowed during his election campaign not to go on vacation if he became president, left the White House in complete shambles.

This is his first long absence from the White House since he became president.

The White House said the president’s stay at his golf resort would be a “working vacation”.

“The President will continue to work over the next two weeks,” said White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters.

The White House’s faulty cooling and heating systems were cited as one of the reasons for the…

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