Donald Trump spent the afternoon on July 23 at his Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., marking the 42nd 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 41st visit to a Trump-owned golf course on July 22 to play at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va. His three prior recent visits were not to play golf but rather to watch golf, namely the final three rounds of the 2017 US Women’s Open, which was contested at his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
On this occasion, it appears Trump is set to play a round of golf, as Trump arrived at his club at 10 a.m., according to the White House press pool reporters covering the President, and had no other public events scheduled for the day.
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.