Trump set to embark on 1st vacation since inauguration

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Trump set to embark on 1st vacation since inauguration
Trump set to embark on 1st vacation since inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump once asked “what’s the point?” of vacations. He’s about to find out.

The president is due Friday to take his first extended vacation from Washington since the inauguration – a 17-day getaway to his private golf club in central New Jersey.

Trump’s vacation could be driven, in part, by necessity. Everyone who works in the White House West Wing, including the Oval Office occupant himself, will be forced to clear out by week’s end so that the government can replace its 27-year-old heating and cooling system.

Workers are expected to labor around the clock to complete those and other upgrades by Aug. 21.

The White House has remained tight-lipped about the president’s August plans.

FILE – In this July 3, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., en route to Washington from Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. Trump once questioned the wisdom of taking vacations. “What’s the point?” he asked. But now the president is readying to join the annual August exodus from this town he calls “the swamp.” Trump is due to set out Aug. 4 on his first extended vacation from Washington since the inauguration _ a 17-day getaway to his private golf club in central New Jersey.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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