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Donald Trump: White House 'dump' claim is fake news

President Donald Trump has denied that he called the White House a "dump".

He responded on Twitter to an article posted on Tuesday on the website golf.com.

The story recounts a scene in which Mr Trump was chatting with some club members at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey.

The president reportedly told the members he visits the property so frequently because "that White House is a real dump".

Mr Trump used Twitter on Wednesday night to deny he made the remark.

"I love the White House, one of the most beautiful buildings (homes) I have ever seen," he tweeted. "But Fake News said I called it a dump - TOTALLY UNTRUE."

Trump has spent nearly every weekend of his presidency visiting various properties he owns and leases, including Bedminster.

He is expected to leave on Friday for his first extended holiday from Washington since the inauguration - a 17-day getaway to the Bedminster club.

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