Amid Scrutiny, Trump Moves Event From Trump Tower

NEW YORK (AP) -

Amid scrutiny over Donald Trump’s use of the public lobby in his namesake Manhattan skyscraper, a post-primary news conference Tuesday was moved from Trump Tower to a golf course he owns.

The late change of venue to the Trump National Golf Club in suburban Westchester came a week after city buildings regulators announced they were investigating a complaint that Trump Tower’s soaring marble atrium was improperly closed to the public during a news conference.

At issue is an unusual agreement Trump struck with the city 30 years ago giving him special zoning rights to make his building bigger in exchange for making the atrium a public space.

Trump has regularly used the lobby for celebratory campaign events, memorably riding down the elevator of the atrium a year ago before announcing his candidacy for president.