Donald Trump Seems To Be Getting A Little Defensive About All His Golfing

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President Donald Trump hit the links again over the holiday weekend, his 81st time at a golf club during a presidency that’s just a touch over 10 months old, according to CNN.

It’s not clear how many times he’s actually played golf during those visits, as the White House has not released that information. Washington Post national correspondent Philip Bump estimated that Trump played his 64th round of golf as president over the weekend.

President Barack Obama played 29 rounds of golf during his first 12 months in office, and President George W. Bush golfed seven times his first year, according to CBS News.

If Trump keeps golfing at his current rate, he will have played more than 2.5 times more than Obama, and roughly 11 times that of Bush, during their first years.

Trump’s recreational activities might not be such a hot topic, but he repeatedly slammed Obama for golfing over the years in tweets such as this one:

During the campaign, Trump vowed that he would be too busy working to ever play golf as president.

“I would rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done,” Trump told The Hill in 2015. “I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a president that takes time off.”

Now, he seems to be getting a little defensive.

“I will be heading over to Trump National Golf Club, Jupiter, to play golf (quickly) with Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson,” Trump wrote on Friday. “Then back to Mar-a-Lago for talks on bringing even more jobs and companies back to the USA!”

 

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