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Trump Loses While On the Golf Course, Where He Spent His Term

November 7, 2020

Trump Loses While On the Golf Course, Where He Spent His Term

As election officials sealed his re-election defeat and 230,000 Americans lay dead, Comander-in-Cheat Donald Trump was on his Viriginia golf course on Saturday morning, where he has spent 284 days of his presidency So far. With 73 days left in office, there’s plenty of time for this lame-duck sore loser to pardon his imprisoned co-conspirators (if not himself), poison the wells, burn the crops, and sow the fields with salt. All from the greens of Trump-branded golf properties, of course, where the caddies won’t call him out for kicking balls closer to the holes.

Watch out, though. President-Elect Biden also plays golf.

More:

“President Trump Releases Statement From The Golf Course On Projected Biden Win,” Dominique Mosbergen and Sara Boboltz, Huffington Post

“Trump’s motorcade greeted by jeering Biden supporters near White House as he returns from playing golf,” Tim O’Donnell, The Week

“Trump Was Golfing When He Lost The Election And He Saw People Celebrating On The Way Back To The White House,” Salvador Hernandez, BuzzFeed News

“Trump Slinks Home From Golf Course and Throws Twitter Tantrum,” Blake Montgomery, Daily Beast

“What Trump might do now he’s lost the election: From pardoning cronies to sabotaging the transition,” Alex Woodward, The Independent

“Trump’s 75-day finale, fully unrestrained,” Glen Johnson, Axios

“The destructive power of a lame duck president,” Oliver Staley, Quartz

Update:

“It was perhaps inevitable it would end when Trump was on the golf course,” Philip Bump, Washington Post

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Trump’s Heavy Workload: Golf & More Golf

November 24, 2017

Trump's Heavy Workload: Golf & More Golf

President Donald Trump is spending Thanksgiving weekend at his members-only Mar-a-Lago golf club.

“Over the course of his presidency, Trump has spent all or part of 98 days at properties associated with his private business — once every 3.1 days. He’s probably played golf 60 times, once every 5.1 days. We say ‘probably’ because Trump doesn’t like to admit when he’s playing golf, again because he wants to give the impression that he’s always working.”

“Trump’s team insists he has a ‘full schedule’ an hour before he goes golfing,” Philip Bump, Washington Post

More:

“Trump says he will achieve Middle East peace – after a quick round of golf,” Martin Pengelly, The Guardian

“Thanksgiving is Trump’s 100th day at a Trump property as president,” Avery Anapol, The Hill

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President Trump’s Busy July: Golf and More Golf

August 2, 2017

President Trump's Busy July: Golf and More Golf
“It’s hard to see how July could have gone much worse for President Trump.

It was revealed that, contrary to his repeated insistence, his son had been tipped off about Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 election — and had embraced those efforts with open arms. Trump signed no new legislation, and saw his main policy focus, health care, collapse yet again on Capitol Hill. He lost his press secretary after hiring a controversial new communications director, and then enjoyed the spectacle of that new hire giving a remarkably vulgar on-record interview to a reporter about his chief of staff, who resigned the next day. Trump traveled to Europe to meet with other world leaders, and returned home to unflattering reviews of his conversation with Vladimir Putin. The one that the White House told reporters about, that is.

But the month wasn’t a total wash! Trump managed to squeeze in at least eight rounds of golf over the course of July and, with the exception of one Saturday he was stuck flying back from Europe, hit up one of his personal businesses on every single weekend day.”

“As of July 31, Trump’s visited his own properties on 57 of the 193 days he’s been president, a rate of once every 3.4 days. He’s played golf once every 5.7 days ….”

— “Trump had a terrible July, but at least he played a lot of golf,” Philip Bump, Washington Post

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Related:

“First Golfer: Donald Trump’s relationship with golf has never been more complicated,” Alan Shipnuck, Golf

“Commander in cheat: Trump regularly breaks the rules of golf, exaggerates his handicap,” Taylor Link, Salon

“Does Trump Suck At Golf? An Impartial Investigation,” Erin Gloria Ryan, Daily Beast

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President Trump Addresses the Issues

June 5, 2017

President Trump Addresses the Issues

“President Donald Trump on Sunday headed to the Trump National Golf Club after calling for the U.S. to ‘get smart’ and ‘get down to the business of security’ in the wake of an attack in London that killed seven people and wounded dozens more.

 ‘We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don’t get smart it will only get worse,’ Trump tweeted Sunday in a series of posts where he appeared to criticize a statement by London’s mayor on the attack.

He then headed to the Trump National Golf Club, according to a pool report, for his second visit in two days and his 23rd visit to a golf course since assuming the presidency.”

— After Calls To ‘Get Down’ To Business, Trump Goes On 23rd Trip To Golf Course,” Esme Cribb, TPM Livewire

More:

“The White House hyped up a ‘Pittsburgh, not Paris’ rally — and Trump skipped it to go to his golf club,” Sonam Sheth, Business Insider

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Mar-A-Lago Weekends Are ‘Part Of Being President’

March 23, 2017


Spending weekends at a private Florida club is “part of being president,” according to White House spokescreature Sean Spicer. Each weekend of presidential golf and steaks with ketchup at Mar-a-Lago is said to cost U.S. taxpayers about $3 million. For what Trump’s trips have cost to date, Meals on Wheels could feed 5,967 seniors for a year.

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