Donald Trump visited the golf course for the 57th time as President
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Donald Trump visited the golf course for the 57th time as President


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Donald Trump continued his 17-day August "working vacation" at his Trump National Golf Club in in Bedminster, N.J., with Aug. 19, marking the 57th 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.

With the exception of some time at Trump Tower in Manhattan, 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. He has made stops in Washington, D.C., for a day and at Camp David in western Maryland for brief periods of business as well.

While Trump has not played golf every day of the vacation -- in so far as we know from White House pool reporters -- he gets credit, so to speak, for staying at his golf club in a cottage he personally uses.



This is all happening as Chief Strategist Steve Bannon leaves the administration and protests rage in Boston against an organized white supremacist march.

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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