They really tell it like it is in New Jersey.
Residents living near the Bedminster Golf Course, where Donald Trump has been forced to spend hurricane season, are now turning their backs on the once-celebrated occasional resident. Like an orange Persephone, Trump spends roughly half his year at Bedminster, typically from May to October. Trump spent an estimated 106 days a year at his Bedminster club during his administration, squeezing in nearly three dozen rounds of golf in New Jersey compared with the 230 games he played elsewhere.
Isolated in Jersey and stripped of access to Twitter and other social media platforms, Trump has had to seek out other distractions. In addition to hitting the links at his 36-hole summer hideout, Trump has busied himself by auditioning MAGA-aligned challengers to unleash on the 17 Republicans who voted for either of his back-to-back impeachments and airing grievances to power-hungry acolytes awaiting their 2024 marching orders.
Trump’s long-term presence invites all sorts of undesirables to the area. Some are there in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the former guy out on the green, but others might be showing up with less than honorable intentions. The locals who once enjoyed the notoriety-by-proxy are now shunning the former guy and any press courting him.
Sneaking onto Trump's private golf club in Bedminster, NJ: surprisingly easy
— Warren Rojas (@WARojas) September 14, 2021
Business Insider recently profiled the residents, one of whom said that those who used to be Trump’s biggest boosters in the community now have gone silent when his name comes up. “They started out by saying, ‘Well, we’re proud to have him come to our town,'” he explained. “But they don’t say that anymore. They don’t want to align themselves with Trump at all.”
Trump … holds huge maskless parties at Mar-a-Lago and Bedminster constantly? pic.twitter.com/i2TlRrLOYN
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 3, 2021