White House ‘a real dump’: Trump’s reason for golf trips ignites internet
The remarks were published in an article by ‘Sports Illustrated’ which shadowed the president during one of his recent trips to his much-loved Bedminster golf club in New Jersey.
The White House is not a "dump" - it is a beautiful and living monument to American democracy and I was honored every day I set foot in it.— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) August 2, 2017
When asked by members why he spends so much time at his various golf resorts, Trump reportedly responded, “that White House is a real dump.” RT has reached out to the White House for a response.
After a furore erupted online over the report, Trump took to Twitter to dismiss the claim, calling the White House “one of the most beautiful buildings (homes) I have ever seen”.
I love the White House, one of the most beautiful buildings (homes) I have ever seen. But Fake News said I called it a dump - TOTALLY UNTRUE— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 3, 2017
Reports of the remark didn’t go down well on Twitter, as political commentators seized the opportunity to encourage Trump to simply vacate the premises if he finds it so distasteful.
If @realDonaldTrump truly thinks the White House is a "dump," many of us would chip in to pay for the Uhaul to take him back to Trump Tower.— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) August 1, 2017
If Obama had called the White House a "dump"--even in jest--white people would be screaming about it until the Sun swallows our solar system https://t.co/wNwgZP4nKA— Jason Miller (@longwall26) August 1, 2017
Imagine for a single second if Obama had called the White House a "real dump." https://t.co/wbMh14Fbk1— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) August 1, 2017
Trump thinks the White House, which we all pay to maintain, is "a real dump." He can do us all a favor by vacating the premises immediately.— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) August 2, 2017
Trump really called the White House a Dump. That's y'all president tho. pic.twitter.com/Y7saRnMnrq— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) August 2, 2017
Seriously, if Obama called the White House a "real dump" Fox News would have covered it 24/7 for at least a year.— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) August 1, 2017
Trump called the White House "a real dump"— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) August 1, 2017
Imagine if obama did that. 24 hour coverage on Fox News. Hypocrites are the lowest form of life.
Thank you to all the White House ushers, butlers, maids, chefs, florists, gardeners, plumbers, engineers & curators for all you do every day https://t.co/rjQS9HeALG— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) August 1, 2017
Trump has spent a total of 310 hours playing golf over 41 visits to his golf resorts since he was sworn into office last January, according to some tallies.
The president’s previous residence, a gold-adorned, three-floor, Manhattan penthouse valued at about $100 million, is still far off the market-value of the White House, which boasts 132 rooms and 32 bedrooms and is worth almost $400 million, according to Market Watch.