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Amid scrutiny, Trump campaign event moved from Trump Tower

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Amid scrutiny over Donald Trump’s use of the public space in his namesake building, his post-primary news conference has been moved from Trump Tower to a golf course.

The Tuesday event change comes a week after New York City buildings regulators announced they were examining whether the tower’s atrium was improperly closed to the public during a Trump news conference.

Trump agreed some 30 years ago to keep the marble lobby open to the public in exchange for building the skyscraper bigger.

He’s allowed to close the space for private use four times a year if he gets permission. But city officials say they can’t find any record of Trump seeking such permission.

A spokeswoman says the Trump campaign regularly changes venues.

Tuesday evening’s news conference will be at Trump National Golf Club in Westchester.