Trump makes surprise appearance at NJ wedding reception

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BEDMINSTER (AP) - A New Jersey couple welcomed a surprise guest at their wedding reception: President Donald Trump.

The Republican president made a brief appearance Saturday at the reception, which was held at his golf club in Bedminster. He has been spending the weekend at the club and holding a major fundraiser there for a Republican congressman who helped revive their party's push to dismantle the U.S. health care law.

Trump posed for photos with the newlyweds and received a mostly positive response from the guests, with some yelling out, "Looking good, Donald." The crowd then chanted "USA, USA," as he left the room.

Trump has been known to stop in on weddings held at the golf club in the past.

The president also raised more than $800,000 at a closed fundraiser at the Bedminster club Sunday for a Republican New Jersey congressman who helped broker an agreement to pass a bill to dismantle the national health care law.

Members of the media traveling with Trump were barred from attending the fundraiser for Rep. Tom MacArthur.
    
MacArthur campaign spokesman Chris Russell said the event included 100 guests. Some donated up to $100,000 to attend the event, which is Trump's first for a member of Congress.

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