Donald Trump paid a go to to Trump Nationwide Golf Membership in Potomac Falls, Va. on Nov. 14, representing the 294th time the forty fifth President has visited one in every of his 17 golf golf equipment (and, for many of them, presumably performed some golf) since changing into President on Jan. 20, 2017. He has now paid 296 visits to any golf course as President.
Trump arrived to his D.C.-area golf membership on Saturday simply earlier than 11 a.m. Trump arrives at his golf membership as he continues to slink largely out of public view within the waning days of his presidency. Absurd, last-minute authorized maneuvers and political stress utilized by the Trump administration, his marketing campaign and surrogates have all did not have any materials affect on the election outcomes.
Trump prefers to play golf within the mornings, whereas the Secret Service follows round Trump in golf carts that, thus far, have value American taxpayers practically $765,000 to make use of. Trump claims to have a USGA handicap index underneath 5, however he’s thought to have an arrogance handicap that makes him appear higher on the sport than he’s.
The Secret Service has spent over $950,000 to remain in a single day at Trump-owned properties, together with his New Jersey nation membership.
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Trump ended 2017 with 91 golf course visits and was simply shy of 100 visits in Yr 1 as President. In his second yr as President, Trump performed golf 76 occasions. In his third yr, he performed golf 91 occasions. All however two rounds of golf has been at his golf equipment, enjoying as soon as in Japan in Nov. 2017 with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and Japanese star professional Hideki Matsuyama, then enjoying with Abe once more in Might 2019.
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The White Home does not usually acknowledge Trump was even enjoying golf. That’s commonplace coverage, significantly when Trump is not enjoying with celebrities or professional golfers or does not have one thing to flaunt. Sometimes, the White Home press pool signifies when Trump arrives at his golf golf equipment, then they’re held in a holding location till Trump is completed and strikes to his subsequent location.
Nonetheless, if he’ll the golf membership for about 4-5 hours, you will be fairly positive he is enjoying golf. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden has requested the White Home to offer the names of Trump’s golf companions, as effectively for his golf equipment to offer customer logs to get a way of when Trump has performed golf and with whom.
The President is actually entitled to some leisure time, and golf has been an outlet for many Commanders-in-Chief relationship again to the early twentieth century. Nonetheless, the reluctance to even acknowledge that this President performs golf conflicts together with his nearly relentless criticism of his predecessor, Barack Obama, who performed an estimated 333 rounds of golf as President.