Donald Trump continued his 17-day August "working vacation" at his Trump National Golf Club in in Bedminster, N.J., while playing golf on Aug. 13, marking the 53rd time the 45th President has visited one of his 17 golf clubs (and, for most of them, presumably played some golf) since becoming President on Jan. 20, 2017.
Trump has been at his Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey since Aug. 4 as the White House undergoes planned renovations set into motion during the Obama Administration.
While Trump has not played golf every day of the vacation -- in so far as we know from White House pool reporters -- he did make his way to the golf course on this Sunday.
Trump starts his day at Trump Nat'l Golf Club in N.J.
This is his 53rd day at a golf course and 68th day at a Trump property as president.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 13, 2017
This is all happening as North Korea and the Trump administration trade barbs and threats as the rogue state threatens to use its improved nuclear and ICBM capabilities to attack American territories, including Guam. There were also multiple deaths in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday as a protest led by neo-Nazis and the alt-right turned deadly.
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.