BEDMINSTER — New Jersey and Trump ... perfect together?

President Donald Trump has told members of his Somerset County golf club that he spends so much time away from Washington because the White House is a “real dump.”

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the account, which appeared in a lengthy article posted on the website The story on Trump’s complicated love for golf also appears in Sports Illustrated magazine.

The story recounts a scene in which Trump was chatting with some club members. Trump told the members he makes such frequent appearances at the property in Bedminster, New Jersey, because: “That White House is a real dump.”

Trump has spent nearly every weekend of his presidency visiting various properties he owns and leases, including Bedminster.

The Secret Service this summer declared the township an official residence of the president, making it eligible for federal reimbursement for local spending on police during Trump visits, which cost about $30,000 for a weekend.

Trump lost New Jersey, which favored Democrat Hillary Clinton 55 to 41 percent.

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