Trump set to begin 17-day vacation at his NJ golf club: report

President Trump will begin a 17-day August vacation at his private golf club in New Jersey on Friday, according to The Associated Press.

Presidents typically take their vacations in August, and the AP reported Thursday that Trump will be no exception and will begin his first official vacation at the end of this week.

The president had been expected to spend an August vacation at his New Jersey club, which he has already visited on weekends.

The House has already left for its August break, and the Senate is expected to cut back an extended two-week session in August and leave this week.

Trump's trip in early August could partially be related to the fact that the government is replacing the heating and cooling system in the White House's West Wing, so everyone who works there will need to leave by the end of the week, according to the AP.

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders earlier this week was asked whether Trump would leave Washington this month.

“We’ll continue to keep you guys updated on his August schedule as those details are finalized," she told reporters.

Trump had previously urged GOP senators to cancel their August recess and not leave town until voting to repeal ObamaCare. Senate Republicans failed last week to pass even a "skinny" bill repealing ObamaCare.

GOP senators are eyeing an early end to their extended session as leadership works to lock down deals on the few remaining agenda items.

The Senate is currently scheduled to be in Washington through the end of next week, after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced they would delay the summer break to try catch up on a backlog of nominations and legislation. 

Trump often spends his weekends at his properties, frequenting his New Jersey golf club several times in recent months.