Reports: Trump to live (and fund-raise?) in N.J. this summer

File photo Gov. Phil Murphy, left, with President Donald Trump.

In 2019, then-President Donald Trump declared that Florida would be his official state residence. And on Jan. 20, hours before President Joe Biden was inaugurated as his successor, Trump left Washington, D.C., for his mansion at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach.

And, while Trump appears to have no interest in returning to his former home in New York City, New Jersey still has some appeal.

Numerous media reports this weekend said Trump will make his summer home in Bedminster at the Trump National Golf Club.

And, while many people leave South Florida after Memorial Day to escape the oppressive summer weather, Trump’s return may be about more than just beating the heat.

According to Insider, Trump is bringing a team with him to make plans to run for office in 2024 — a run that will include many fundraisers.

Of course, fundraising at Bedminster has checkered past. The facility was in the spotlight last October, when it was learned that Trump held numerous fundraising events at the golf club even though he knew he had tested positive for COVID-19.