White House aides have always been leery of Trump's visits to Bedminster where, as at Mar-a-Lago, he can mingle with members without staff "handlers" surrounding him. Also, there are fewer staff to try to keep him upbeat and, with some luck, away from the television.
As the title says, I don't understand why we need 'the' in that phrase. I think television here means broadcasting in television which is used as a uncountable noun and it's not a specific TV set or television program, so away from television should be just fine.
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