Trump told golf club members that the White House is 'a real dump'

President Trump has reportedly denounced his White House digs, telling members at his Bedminster golf club that the historic presidential residence is "a real dump."

The president made the remarks to his patrons in an effort to explain his frequent visits to his New Jersey-based golf club, Sports Illustrated reported Tuesday.


The magazine reports that the president feels "unguarded among the people who pay for their proximity to him."

Secret Service has reportedly established a secure perimeter around Trump's own private cottage at the club for when he visits, which has been four times so far. 

Prior to taking office, Trump came under fire after leaked audio revealed that he invited guests attending a party at his Bedminister club to "come around" and sit in on his scheduled interviews with potential White House staff and contenders for his Cabinet.

“We’re doing a lot of interviews tomorrow — generals, dictators, we have everything,” Trump says in the tape, obtained and published by Politico in November. “You may wanna come around. It’ll be fun. We’re really working tomorrow. We have meetings every 15, 20 minutes with different people that will form our government."

Trump has repeatedly brushed off criticism for his visits to the fairways and greens as well as his dozen other trips to Trump-owned properties since taking office.

Every president since John Adams, the second president of the United States, has resided at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.