Donald Trump ‘MOVES from Mar-a-Lago to his New Jersey golf club to escape the muggy Florida summer and get closer to New York’s political rulers by 2024’
- Trump moved into his Florida estate when he left the White House in January
- At the end of 2019, he switched his residency from New York to Florida
- His estate in Mar-a-Lago usually closes for the summer after Memorial Day
- Sources told Insider Trump will be spending the summer in New Jersey
- His Bedminster Golf Club is conveniently close to New York to raise money in 2024
- It is also close to the heart of his business empire and his son Eric
- His other children – Don Jr, Ivanka, Tiffany and Barron – are all in Florida
- It was unclear whether Barron, 15, and Melania Trump will be moving with him
Donald Trump will move from Florida to New Jersey this summer, according to a report – escaping the stifling heat and bringing him closer to his New York business empire and political network.
The former president, 74, officially moved his residency for tax purposes from New York to Florida in late 2019.
As president, he spent a considerable amount of time in Florida during the winter, and during the summer he would flee Washington to New Jersey, where he stayed at his Bedminster golf club.
He is now trying to continue that pattern.
Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida closes after Memorial Day in late May
Donald and Melania Trump are portrayed April 4 at a Mar-a-Lago Easter event
The main clubhouse in Bedminster, New Jersey, where Trump will spend the summer
Trump would trade Florida for his New Jersey golf club in Bedminster
Mar-a-Lago, a private club that doubles as Trump’s residence and post-presidential office, closes just after Memorial Day, when many of the residents head north to escape the balmy, swampy summer weather.
It reopens in time for Thanksgiving.
Sources told Insider that for Trump, the weather wasn’t the only problem.
“They are moving the entire operation to New Jersey because they are going to raise more money,” said a Trump adviser.
Trump said this week that he is “ seriously over ” a 2024 presidential run, and because he is close to Manhattan, he can network with the donors, strategists and political heavyweights he will need to retake the White House.
Trump and his wife Melania can be seen dining at Mar-a-Lago in a recent photo
People are seen outside the clubhouse on New Jersey’s Bedminster Golf Course
The move brings him tantalizingly close to New York prosecutors investigating his tax cases.
Cy Vance, the Manhattan district attorney, is investigating possible allegations of criminal tax fraud.
Letitia James, the New York Attorney General, is also investigating his cases, for a civil case involving the Trump organization and whether it falsely gave up property values to get loans or tax breaks.
Neither Vance nor James has announced any charges. However, they are talking to many within Trump’s circle.
Three of Trump’s grown children – Don Jr, Ivanka and Tiffany – have moved to Florida.
However, Ivanka Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, is from New Jersey and his parents still live in the state. The couple reportedly renovated a property on Bedminster golf course for themselves, so the former president may be following north.
Only Eric Trump has remained in the New York area permanently.
It’s unclear whether his wife Melania and son Barron, 15, will join him – a decision likely to depend on the teen’s school schedule.