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Trump visits his Virginia golf club for July 4th

President Trump is spending part of his Fourth of July holiday at his golf club in Virginia, making it his 36th day at a golf course as president.

It's also his 50th visit to a Trump-owned venue in 165 days. The president is known for spending his weekends at Trump properties, including his Mar-a-Lago luxury resort in West Palm Beach, Fla., and golf clubs in Virginia and New Jersey.

His visits to Trump properties prompt ethics concerns over the appearance of promoting his private enterprise, as well as directly bringing venues business.

The social season is over at Mar-a-Lago, prompting Trump to turn to his New Jersey club. He also visited the golf course during a weekend trip in May.

During the campaign, Trump said that Americans should vote for him because he would rarely leave Washington, and he often faulted President Obama for his own frequent trips to the links.

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