President Trump said on Friday that the "disruption" of having a president in New York City explains why he avoids spending much time in his home city.
Instead of visiting Trump Tower in Manhattan, Trump has so far stayed at his golf resort in Bedminster, N.J., to start his 17-day summer break.
Addressing reporters after meeting with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, he spoke briefly about growing up in the city and how when any president came to town it was "very disruptive." He added, "I think I'm probably more disruptive than any of them."
Citing street closings in particular, Trump said he chose to stay at his resort in New Jersey "for that reason."
The president is now scheduled to travel to stay New York City for a couple days, beginning Sunday night, but is planning a quick trip back to Washington, D.C., on Monday, before returning to the Big Apple in the evening.
When asked about the short D.C. excursion, Trump mentioned that he has a conference scheduled, a "very important meeting" and a "pretty big conference" on Monday.
He did not get into specifics.