Trump to stay in New York for 1st time as president

The president has yet to visit Trump Tower since his inauguration in January.

August 7, 2017, 3:48 PM

— -- President Donald Trump will travel to New York City for meetings next week during a 17-day working vacation from Washington, a White House official confirmed Monday.

Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted that he was "working hard" in Bedminster, New Jersey, "while White House goes through long planned renovation."

The White House said that Trump will stay overnight at Trump Tower sometime during the "beginning portion" of next week but did not provide additional details about his schedule or the length of his stay.

While Trump has garnered criticism for frequent trips to the clubs he owns in Florida and New Jersey — he has traveled seven times to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach since the inauguration, for example — he has yet to return to his 58-story Fifth Avenue tower since taking office in January. He first returned to his hometown for a summit with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in May.

Last week the Secret Service moved out of its command post in Trump Tower after a disagreement over lease terms between the General Services Administration and the Trump Organization. For now, the Secret Service is operating out of a command post on the sidewalk in front of the building as it "continues to work with GSA" to acquire a new location, an agency spokeswoman said.

Vice President Mike Pence will join Trump in Bedminster for a day before the president leaves for New York. The White House said that Pence and a number of senior policy advisers and Cabinet secretaries will be arriving on various occasions for meetings on health care, tax reform and other issues on the administration's agenda.

ABC News' Benjamin Siegel contributed to this story.

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