TRUMP ‘A WELCOME BOOST’ IN BEDMINSTER
The news media’s latest narrative against President Trump now suggests Mr. Trump’s biggest fans are weary, peeved or unsure about the man they elected. These stories cite select polls which indicate that support for Mr. Trump has dropped by such-and-such percentage points and that fervor has faded — or words to that effect.
This week in particular, news organizations are pushing the idea that the locals in New Jersey are in turmoil over the president’s extended stay in scenic Bedminster while the White House undergoes some renovation.
Increased security and traffic is a given when a president takes up temporary residence in, say, Martha’s Vineyard, summer home for former President Barack Obama, or Crawford, Texas — the warm-weather favorite of former President George W. Bush.
Indeed, Reuters reports that military helicopters recently have hovered over verdant Bedminster, to the alarm of grazing sheep below. A resident artist was disturbed by a “super creepy” tethered drone overhead, equipped with infrared cameras to monitor the comings and goings in the vicinity.
News from out in Trump country isn’t always negative, however. “Not everyone in this town about 40 miles west of New York City agrees Trump’s visit will be a nuisance. Steve Desiderio, who owns a restaurant and catering business in Bedminster’s modest downtown, said the influx of federal agents and journalists would be a welcome boost to his business,” Reuters noted.
“Desiderio, a 48-year-old Trump supporter, added that complaints about the disruption were overblown and media-driven,” the report said.
“It’s just fake news,” Mr. Desiderio told Reuters. “They try to spin it like it’s gridlock. So there are five more cars at the stoplight?”
President Trump’s stay in Bedminster, New Jersey, though groused about by locals, is earning some praise from at least one local.