Before and during his campaign for the White House, Donald Trump made no attempt to hide his disdain for President Barack Obama’s love of the game of golf.
Can you believe that,with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf.Worse than Carter
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2014
However, Trump, who owns or runs 17 different golf courses, 12 of which are in the United States (including the White House North, aka Trump National in Bedminster, N.J.), is putting Obama to shame.
Politifact reported that as of May 18, 2018, “the score of confirmed golf outings was Trump 56, Obama 37.”
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Trump has arrived at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, VA, according to the pool report.
This is Trump's 196th day at a Trump property as president and his 153rd day at a Trump golf club as president.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 2, 2018
President Trump is at Trump National Golf Club in Virginia, marking the 153rd day at one of his golf properties and 196th day at a Trump property since taking office. https://t.co/MxC6hNx7li pic.twitter.com/bJQiifdMuR
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 2, 2018
Now here’s the kicker. Trump, who is worth millions, if not billions, is passing on the cost for his golf habit to us, the American taxpayers, per TMZ:
Taxpayers footed bills totaling $300,675 for golf cart rentals alone, so the Secret Service could follow Trump on the links … this according to federal documents obtained by TMZ.
Many of the expenses emanate from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago excursions. And, get this … since taking office Trump has reportedly spent 153 days at golf properties, which explains why the golf cart rental is sky high.
Since Trump took office, the total expense of his golf outings cost taxpayers an estimated $77 MILLION.
Now, Trump has much bigger problems to deal with right now, including a tell-all book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Bob Woodward and an anonymous Op-ed in the New York Times spilling West Wing secrets about the incompetence of the Trump administration.
But spending literally one-quarter of his time in office as President at golf courses (some of which he owns) would only seem to create more problems at at time when it’s hard to imagine things getting much worse at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
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