Donald Trump paid a go to to Trump Nationwide Golf Membership in Potomac Falls, Va. on Sept. 20, representing the 290th time the 45th President has visited one in every of his 17 golf golf equipment (and, for many of them, presumably performed some golf) since turning into President on Jan. 20, 2017. He has now paid 292 visits to any golf course as President.
Trump arrived to his D.C.-area golf membership on Sunday simply earlier than 10 a.m. His administration and surrogates proceed to attempt to restrict harm from Trump’s response to the worldwide pandemic and criticism concerning the velocity with which his administration will transfer to appoint a Supreme Court docket substitute for Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Trump prefers to play golf within the mornings, whereas the Secret Service follows round Trump in golf carts that, up to now, have price American taxpayers practically $765,000 to make use of. Trump claims to have a USGA handicap index below 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 12 months as President, Trump performed golf 76 occasions. In his third 12 months, he performed golf 91 occasions. All however two rounds of golf has been at his golf equipment, taking part in as soon as in Japan in Nov. 2017 with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and Japanese star professional Hideki Matsuyama, then taking part in with Abe once more in May 2019.
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The White Home would not sometimes acknowledge Trump was even taking part in golf. That’s commonplace coverage, significantly when Trump is not taking part in with celebrities or professional golfers or would 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 finished and strikes to his subsequent location.
Nevertheless, if he will the golf membership for about 4-5 hours, you will be fairly certain he is taking part in golf. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden has requested the White Home to supply the names of Trump’s golf companions, as nicely for his golf equipment to supply 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 courting again to the early 20th century. Nevertheless, the reluctance to even acknowledge that this President performs golf conflicts along with his virtually relentless criticism of his predecessor, Barack Obama, who performed an estimated 333 rounds of golf as President.