Donald Trump spent his first day back from his first G20 summit as President of the United States at his Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., marking the 37th 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 36th visit to a Trump-owned golf course on Independence Day after logging four rounds earlier in the weekend at his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. His golf club in New Jersey will host the U.S. Women's Open in a week. 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.
Trump left his golf course after 4 hours and 8 minutes, per pool (takes about 4 hours to play a round of golf); no word on what he did there https://t.co/NYv1OI0t9P
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 9, 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.