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Vandalism at Trump's Bedminster, New Jersey, golf course under investigation by prosecutor's office

Key Points
  • The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office is investigating vandalism at President Donald Trump's Bedminster golf club in New Jersey, an official said Monday.
  • A Washington Post reporter tweeted that there was "a second incident of vandalism" at the club, and that, "I'm told somebody drove onto the course and did donuts on a putting green."
  • Trump has spent more than 200 days while in office visiting his own golf properties.
A view of the entrance to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster Township, New Jersey.
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A New Jersey prosecutor's office is investigating vandalism at President Donald Trump's golf club in New Jersey, an official said Monday.

The official would not provide details of the vandalism at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.

"It's a very active and ongoing investigation," said Detective Jeanne Trillhaase of the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, which is handling the probe.

"There was property damage at that property."

On Friday, Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold, who has extensively covered Trump's businesses, tweeted that he had heard reports of vandalism to the golf course's putting greens.

U.S. President Donald Trump sits on a cart as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe drives the cart as they play golf at Mobara Country Club in Mobara, Chiba prefecture, Japan.
Japan's Cabinet Public Relations Office | Kyodo

On Monday, Fahrenthold tweeted that there was "a second incident of vandalism" at the club, and that, "I'm told somebody drove onto the course and did donuts on a putting green."

A Trump Organization spokeswoman did not immediately return a request for comment from CNBC.

Trump has visited Bedminster multiple times as president. An NBC News analysis published in April shows that the president spent slightly less than one-third of his days in office at a Trump-owned property, with most of those days at properties with golf courses.

That analysis found that Trump, while serving as president, had spent 90 days at Bedminster — making that the second most-visited Trump-owned location by him, after his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida.

Trump on Sunday golfed at his club in Sterling, Virginia.

It was his 229th day at a golf club that he owns, and his 297th day at a Trump property as president.

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