"Working in Bedminster, N.J., as long planned construction is being done at the White House," Trump tweeted Saturday evening. "This is not a vacation - meetings and calls!" Two days prior, the White House deputy press secretary described the trip as a "working vacation," and Trump was photographed golfing shortly after his tweet:
However, it's true the White House is getting serious work done in Trump's absence. Planned repairs to the presidential residence include major HVAC work and amelioration of a "foul odor" and fly problem in the West Wing. The air conditioning system dates to the Reagan years, and some of the ceilings drip when it rains.