Chelsea Clinton schools Trump after he reportedly called White House a ‘dump’

Chelsea Clinton (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Donald Trump has reportedly spent 21 of his first 26 weekends away from the White House, at least in part because he views the presidential residence as “a real dump,” according to a story from Golf.com. Trump allegedly made his controversial comment about the White House while speaking to several members of his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club. “That White House is a real dump,” he said, while explaining his frequent stays at Bedminster and his other properties. Among those to take exception to the reported put-down was a prior White House resident, former first daughter Chelsea Clinton.

“Thank you to all the White House ushers, butlers, maids, chefs, florists, gardeners, plumbers, engineers & curators for all you do every day,” wrote Clinton in a tweet on Tuesday evening.

During Barack Obama’s presidency, Trump frequently criticized the president for taking trips to the golf course. As a presidential candidate, Trump promised crowds that if he was elected he wouldn’t “take vacations” or “ever see Turnberry … ever see Doral again,” referring to golf courses that he owns.

Once he became president, however, the Donald’s priorities seem to have shifted. By the end of his 13th week as president, he had spent 25 days away from the White House — compared to 4 days off for Obama, 14 days off for George W. Bush, and zero days off for Bill Clinton during their first 13 weeks. His trips across the country to visit his golf course and hotels have been so frequent that the White House has taken to claiming Trump is in the White House even when social media posts clearly show him at his golf properties.

Asked about the recent controversy, a White House official denied that Trump called the White House a “dump.”

Read the full story at The Washington Post.


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