It looks like President Donald Trump will be headed out on vacation and away from the White House, yet again.
The FAA released a notice that restricts flights over Bedminster, NJ from August 4-21 due to “VIP movement.”
Axios noted that this is likely because Trump will be vacationing at his Trump National Golf Club in the town. Trump recently indicated he much prefers the golf club to the White House, which he reportedly called a “real dump.”
The FAA notice said aircraft within a certain “inner core” around Bedminster are prohibited except for “Approved law enforcement, military aircraft directly supporting the United States Secret Service (USSS) and the office of the President of the United States, approved air ambulance flights, and regularly scheduled commercial passenger and all-cargo carriers operating under one of the following TSA-Approved standard security programs/procedures.”
Axios also noted that Trump frequently complained about the length of his predecessor President Barack Obama’s vacations. August is a slow time for government officials and if the FAA notice is an indicator, Trump will be gone on vacation for as long as Obama was last year when he visited Martha’s Vineyard, Axios said.
Trump himself took to Twitter numerous times during Obama’s presidency to make his point.
Why is @BarackObama always campaigning or on vacation?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2011
Trump also complained about Obama spending time golfing or campaigning, though Trump has been golfing at least 43 times since he was inaugurated and has also held several campaign rallies for his 2020 reelection bid (though he has only been president for a little more than six months).
Can you believe that,with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf.Worse than Carter
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2014
President Obama played golf yesterday???
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2013
When Trump isn’t at the White House or golfing, he also seems to prefer his Mar a Lago estate in Palm Beach, FL.
The White House had yet to respond to Axios’ request for comment on the FAA Notice to Airmen as of 6 pm Wednesday and has not announced any trips the president has planned.