WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump denied Wednesday on Twitter that he called the White House a “dump” and followed up with a Tweet Thursday morning that U.S.-Russia relations are at an “all-time low.”
Trump responded on Twitter to an article posted Tuesday on the website golf.com. The story recounts a scene in which Trump was chatting with some club members at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Trump reportedly told the members he visits the property so frequently because “That White House is a real dump.”
Trump took to Twitter Wednesday night to deny he made the remark. “I love the White House, one of the most beautiful buildings (homes) I have ever seen,” he tweeted. “But Fake News said I called it a dump – TOTALLY UNTRUE.”
Trump has spent nearly every weekend of his presidency visiting various properties he owns and leases, including Bedminster. He is expected to leave Friday on his first extended vacation from Washington since the inauguration — a 17-day getaway to the Bedminster club.
Thursday morning, Trump was back on Twitter discussing U.S.-Russia relations. The tweet comes amid the federal investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election that possibly benefitted Trump.
“Our relationship with Russia is at an all-time & very dangerous low. You can thank Congress, the same people that can’t even give us HCare!” the president tweeted.
Other Thursday morning tweets from the president: