Donald Trump visited the golf course for the 35th time as President
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Donald Trump visited the golf course for the 35th time as President

Donald Trump continued his Fourth of July weekend visit to his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., marking Monday, July 3, the 35th 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 32nd, 33rd and 34th visits to a Trump-owned golf course on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this Independence Day weekend. His golf club in New Jersey will host the U.S. Women's Open in two weeks. When he goes to New Jersey, he spends the weekend on the property, versus going back to the White House when he plays in Virginia.

There are 36 holes on his Bedminster, N.J., property, which will host the 2022 PGA Championship.

So far, Trump has been on the golf course or his clubs during some portion of the day for 22 percent of his presidency.

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.

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