- Former president has lived in Florida since leaving office but will escape the steamy summer months by moving to New Jersey
- Sunday’s Mother’s Day brunch is last event at Mar-a-Lago before it closes
- Bedminster base gives Trump easy access to New York donors
- Senior Republicans, who flocked to Palm Beach, are now expected to visit Bedminster golf club
Former President Donald Trump will move his political and fundraising base to his New Jersey golf club for the summer after attending a Mother’s Day brunch at Mar-a-Lago on Sunday, according to sources familiar with the plans.
It puts him close to New York’s financial center and within helicopter distance of glitzy parties, where billionaires rub shoulders during the Hamptons summer season.
And it means Bedminster, Trump’s championship golf course, will become the center of operations as his allies plot against their enemies in the Republican party.
A source told DailyMail.com that Mother’s Day was Trump’s signal to leave.
‘The main house will close till the fall and the Trumps will depart to spend the summer at their club in Bedminster,’ he said.
Florida Republican operative Larry Casey said Trump was a creature of habit.
‘It’s what he has done for 20 years – spend the winter in Florida and then go back north,’ he said.
Instead of beating a path to Mar-a-Lago for an audience with Trump, he added, ambitious Republicans will head to his New Jersey golf club at Bedminster.
‘All these people will want to have fundraisers for their campaigns and they’ll want to be at Donald Trump’s Bedminster club,’ he said.
‘And you’ll get the big financial wizards from New York City who can visit for the day instead of having to stay overnight in Florida.’
The Mother’s Day brunch is the last event at Mar-a-Lago before the club closes for the summer.