Donald Trump paid a weekend visit to his Trump National Golf Club in Northern Virginia, marking the 21st time the 45th President has visited one of his 17 golf clubs (and presumably played some golf) since becoming President on Jan. 20, 2017.
Trump is at his VA golf club; his 21st golf course visit & 34th visit to a Trump private business property since taking office 16 weeks ago
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) May 14, 2017
Trump had paid his 20th visit to a Trump-owned golf course the weekend prior at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., which is to host the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open in July. Trump played the 18-hole course set to host the tournament. There are 36 holes on the property.
Trump National Golf Club, Washington, D.C., will host the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship next week. The facility has two courses, though it’s unclear if he played that host course as well.
The Trump Administration, per policy, does not acknowledge that Trump is playing even a hole of golf, much less an 18-hole round.
The President is certainly entitled to some leisure time, and golf has been an outlet for most Commanders-in-Chief dating back to the early 20th century. However, the reluctance to even acknowledge that this President plays golf conflicts with his almost relentless criticism of his predecessor, Barack Obama, who played an estimated 333 rounds of golf as President.