Former President Donald Trump has left his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida for New Jersey, where he will spend the summer at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, sources told Daily Mail.
After spending the winter at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., “The main house will close till the fall and the Trumps will depart to spend the summer at their club in Bedminster,” according to the publication’s sources.
The former president was last spotted at Mar-a-Lago with his wife Melania and youngest son Barron enjoying a Mother’s Day brunch before boarding his private jet, as seen in photographs captured by Daily Mail.
Months ago, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were allegedly expanding their property in Bedminster, reported PageSix, suggesting they may be considering a relocation to the area in the future.
Shortly after Trump teased a possible 2024 presidential bid, this move could mean that Bedminster will be the center of his future fundraising and campaign efforts.
“They’re moving the whole operation to New Jersey because they’re going to start doing more fundraising,” a Trump advisor told Insider.
Florida Republican operative Larry Casey noted that Trump typically spends winters in Florida and summers up north.
“It’s what he has done for 20 years,” said Casey.
Casey also noted that Bedminster serves as a better location to reach financial powerhouses from New York City who “can visit for the day instead of having to stay overnight in Florida,” reported The Daily Mail.
Hank Sheinkopf, a New York political operative, explained that Trump “has a loyal following among New York money guys.”
Whether former first lady Melania Trump and Barron will join him in Bedminster remains unclear as Trump gears up for a summer of rallies.