Trump spent a good chunk of his campaign having pops at Obama for playing golf while America faced serious problems.
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
Turns out that during Trump’s 82 days as the most powerful man in the world, he’s taken more days off for golfing and private getaways then Obama, George Bush and Bill Clinton.
In fact, The Donald has spent a grand total of 17 days playing golf so far.
That comes after Trump told a rally in Virginia in 2016 that:
I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to play golf.
Obama played one round of golf during his first 100 days, but racked up a total of 333 rounds during his two terms as president, according to Mark Knoller, a White House correspondent for CBS News.
To be fair, offices and meeting rooms are an outdated concept and perhaps Trump is discussing important matters between holes. White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, claimed Donald’s senior team had a “mini-cabinet meeting” at Trump’s golf course in Virginia in March.
Perhaps it’s all the work he’s doing on the golf course that has him so tired, and in need of spending a record number of days at his private getaway.
Wow, with all that time spent in Mar-a-Lago it’s no wonder Donald has such a great tan. Seems odd for a guy who claimed that if elected he wouldn’t have time to leave the White House back in 2015.
I would rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done
I guess his definition of “rarely” is six weekends out of 12. That could be seen as excessive holidaying, although Sean Spicer dismissed the criticism claiming that “The President, wherever he goes, he carries the apparatus of the White House.”
It’s not like Trump has switched off his iPhone and ignored emails while in Florida. He met the Chinese president to discuss trade and North Korea last week, and authorised a major airstrike on Syria between rounds of golf.
Despite being criticised by the Russians and pro-Assad Syrians for the strikes, the heartbroken father who lost his nine-month old twins in the chemical attack has welcomed Trump’s aggression. Even calling for further bombings.
In reality, Trump could work just as effectively from his Florida base as the White House. The issue is, being pictured on golf courses and on holiday provides the media and opponents ammunition to have a dig – just as Trump did with Obama.
Obama waited months before leaving the White House for a round of golf, while Trump has already teed off numerous times in his first 82 days. What’s worse is how vocal he was about Obama’s golf habit during his presidential run.
You know what – and I love golf – but if I were in the White House, I don’t think I’d ever seen Turnberry again, I don’t think I’d ever see Doral again, I own Doral in Miami, I don’t think I’d ever see many of the places that I have.
I don’t ever thin that I’d see anything, I just wanna stay in the White House and work my ass off, make great deals, right? Who’s gonna leave? I mean, who’s gonna leave?
Unfortunately for Donald, there’s plenty more quotes where that came from. And it’s alleged hypocrisy such as this that has many claiming he’s the worst president ever, although I’d say it’s far too premature for such a claim.