President Donald Trump is criticized from all corners, including in parts of the Republican party, for how often he plays golf — visiting his golf properties now 51 days since becoming president on Jan. 20, 2017.
And now he’s threatening nuclear war with North Korea from, of course, one of his golf clubs, as he spends 17 days on a “working vacation” at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
North Korea (officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK) is making it a two-way sparring war of words by not only threatening to deliver bombs to the doorstep of Guam, a U.S. territory, but by also making fun of Trump himself.
North Korea’s General Kim Rak Gyom, who leads the country’s strategic rocket forces, issued a statement Wednesday evening, in part claiming Trump was acting senile while “on the golf links.”
Trump did promise “fire and fury” for North Korea if they sought to attack Americans or American allies in South Korea, Japan or Australia. He also, according to CNN, got into a heated discussion with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell while on the golf course earlier in the week as their feud continues in private and public.
But, really, does Donald Trump play golf too much? At 50-plus days on his golf properties in nearly eight months on the job, Trump is on pace to play about 600 rounds as President if he completes two terms. President Barack Obama played 333 rounds while president, according to a CBS News estimate.