Donald Trump visited the golf course for the 22nd time as President
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Donald Trump visited the golf course for the 22nd time as President

Donald Trump paid a weekend visit to his Trump National Golf Club in Northern Virginia, marking the 22nd 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 had paid his 21st visit to a Trump-owned golf course on May 16 at the same Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., which hosted the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship over Memorial Day weekend. Trump likely played the 18-hole course which hosted the tournament. There are 36 holes on the property.

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.

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