Trump Visits His Property Every Third Day Of Presidency

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On average, President Donald Trump has visited a property branded in his name one day for every three that he has been in office.

A Washington Post report compiled the data after Trump visited his old home, Trump Tower in New York on Aug. 14 for the first time since his inauguration. 

"Feels good to be home after seven months, but the White House is very special, there is no place like it... and the U.S. is really my home!" the president tweeted about his trip to New York.

He has been staying primarily at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, since Aug. 4, when construction crews began renovations on the White House, notes The Hill.

In total, Trump has visited a property with his name on it 47 times and has stayed there for a cumulative 69 days out of the 208 he has been in office, notes The Post. Of those visits, he has been to his Virginia golf club 15 times and has been to one of his own properties for more than half of the days in July and August -- although again, he has made his New Jersey club a temporary home until the West Wing is again open for business.

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"Working in Bedminster, N.J., as long planned construction is being done at the White House," the president tweeted on August 5. "This is not a vacation - meetings and calls!"

The Post notes that Trump, who plays golf approximately one day out of every five, has visited a building with his name on it nearly every weekend day since the inauguration and has been to his Florida club, the Mar-a-Lago, on 25 days as president.

CBS News estimates that each Mar-a-Lago trip costs taxpayers at least $3 million, and in late February, Trump had racked up an estimated $10 million bill, putting him on track to surpass the $97 million that former President Barack Obama racked up in travel costs during his eight-year term -- although Trump is projected to pass it within his first year in office.

Despite the burdens that some businesses have reported -- the airport in Palm Beach, for example, closes down to accommodate the president's flight -- others say that the trips are beneficial to them.

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"President Trump will bring many more high-end visitors to the community, which is definitely going to help everyone on a high economic scale," local boutique owner Ed Kassatly told CBS News.

Sources: The Washington PostCBS NewsThe HillDonald J. Trump/Twitter (2) / Featured Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr / Embedded Images: Bin im Garten/Wikimedia CommonsGage Skidmore/Flickr

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