Trump Supporters, Protesters Rally Near NJ Golf Course - NBC New York
President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump

The latest news on President Donald Trump's presidency

Trump Supporters, Protesters Rally Near NJ Golf Course

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Trump Avoids NYC, Works From NJ Home Instead

    President Trump said Friday he would avoid New York and work out of his New Jersey golf club on the weekend to save the country money.

    (Published Friday, May 5, 2017)

    About 20 protesters held signs Saturday near the golf course where President Donald Trump was working. 

    The group was split about evenly between Trump protesters and supporters. They held opposing signs, but appeared to be civil. 

    Some held signs that read: "Dump Trump," "Make America Great Again," and "Not My President." 

    Most of the protesters were from Bedminster, a town of rolling hills and horse farms about 40 miles west of New York. Some others came from nearby Hackensack. 

    NJ Town of Bedminster Readies for President's Visit

    [NY] NJ Town of Bedminster Readies for President's Visit

    President Trump is set to head to the tiny town of Bedminster, New Jersey, after his event at the Intrepid in New York City Thursday. The town of about 9,000 is gearing up for Trump's arrival, working alongside state police and Secret Service. Erica Byfield reports.

    (Published Thursday, May 4, 2017)

    Trump has said he is working out of his New Jersey golf club to avoid causing a disruption in New York and to save taxpayers.

    "Rather than causing a big disruption in N.Y.C., I will be working out of my home in Bedminster, N.J. this weekend. Also saves country money!" Trump tweeted after waking up for the first time as president at his Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster.

    With a population of about 9,000 people, Bedminster has a police force of 16, including the chief.

    A weekend trip by President-elect Trump in November cost nearly $4,000 in police overtime and the town has estimated it could spend $12,000 per day now that he's president to cover police overtime and emergency services.

    Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android