Donald Trump paid a weekend visit to his Trump National Golf Club in Northern Virginia, marking the 23rd time the 45th President has visited one of his 17 golf clubs (and presumably played some golf) since becoming President on Jan. 20, 2017. Among his playing partners were legendary NFL quarterback Peyton Manning and Tennessee Senator Bob Corker.
Trump had paid his 22nd visit to a Trump-owned golf course on June 3 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.
President Trump is now at his Virginia golf club for the 2nd day in a row. It's his 23rd golf course visit since taking office 19 weeks ago.
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) June 4, 2017
The Trump Administration, per policy, does not acknowledge that Trump is playing even a hole of golf, much less an 18-hole round. However, if he’s going to the golf club for about 4-5 hours, you can be pretty sure he’s playing golf.
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.