How Trump’s golf trip was canceled and his golfing friends say they’re OK with it

On the eve of President Donald Trump’s first trip to golf in a week, his golf club in New Jersey was canceled, his friends were told to stay home and his press secretary refused to say whether the president had a problem with the venue.

On Monday, The Washington Times and others published stories claiming that Trump had threatened to cancel the president’s trip to the golf course at the weekend, which would have included his first golfing trip to Washington since taking office.

On Tuesday, Trump issued a statement saying he had canceled the golf trip.

His press secretary said Trump had been in touch with the president about the weekend’s events and was looking forward to returning to Washington later this month.

But that statement did not address whether the President was angry that the New Jersey venue had been canceled, or whether the cancellation was because the club was being booked by a foreign government.

The New Jersey location was also not listed on Trump’s travel itinerary for this week, the Times reported, citing two sources familiar with the situation.

A spokeswoman for the Trump Organization, Nicole Dungca, declined to comment on the reports and said the president is not taking part in the club’s activities and has no plans to do so.

A Trump spokeswoman also did not immediately respond to a request for comment from ABC News.

Trump and his wife Melania were to travel to Mar-a-Lago, where he will attend the weekend White House Correspondents Dinner, on Tuesday.

He is expected to be there with Vice President Mike Pence, who is visiting New York, as well.

On Sunday, a spokesman for Trump said Trump was not aware of any cancellations or problems with the New York club, which was booked by the government of Oman, which is not a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

The Trump Organization has canceled other events in New York during the past several weeks, including the Super Bowl, which it had planned for Feb. 4, and a golf tournament.

Trump has not held a formal press conference since taking the oath of office on Jan. 20, but he was scheduled to hold a brief news conference Monday with his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner at the White House.