Trump Golf Resort Where He Holds Official Meetings Has Toxic Water: Report

Donald Trump has used his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ, as a place to hold meetings, as well as for his own recreational trips. However, a release from an environmental group warns that the tap water at the resort contains toxic chemicals at levels several times higher than deemed safe for human consumption.

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US President Donald Trump (C) speaks, flanked by First Lady Melania Trump (2nd L), Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg (L), CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi (3rd L) and his Special Advisor and daughter Ivanka Trump (R), during a dinner with business leaders in Bedminster, New Jersey, on August 7, 2018. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Donald Trump has held meetings at his personal properties since before the election. The Washington Post even reported in 2017 that Trump hoped to use the Bedminster resort to host foreign leaders during the U.N. General Assembly. Valley News reported that the president used the property again to host governors, state attorneys general, and cabinet officials to discuss prison reform.

Now, however, Political Tribune has unearthed a statement from an environmental group from late 2019. Noting that the president once called this resort the “summer White House,” they’ve shared what was found in the water at the resort.

Environmental Working Group said that three separate testings during 2019 found a chemical contaminant known as perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA.

The levels of PFOA detected by an independent laboratory on behalf of the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection, or DEP, were at 3.5 and 3.6 parts per trillion, or ppt; more than three times higher than the 1 ppt that EWG scientists and other independent experts believe is safe for human health….PFOA and other perfluorinated chemicals called PFAS are some of the most persistent environmental contaminants in the world. PFOA does not break down and as a result is now in the blood of nearly every American, including newborns.

While Political Tribune notes that a filtration system can protect consumers from the contaminant in the water, their report says that at this time, Trump has not had one installed at the resort.

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