Donald Trump is at his Trump National Golf Club in in Bedminster, N.J. for a third consecutive day since arriving on Sept. 15, just ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. On Sept. 17, he woke up at the club, marking the 61st 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 starts his day at Trump Nat'l Golf Club in N.J.
This is his 61st day at a golf course, 78th day at a Trump property as POTUS.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 17, 2017
Trump will be in New York City for portions of this trip, both as President at the United Nations building but also for other meetings and rendezvous with world leaders in the Big Apple. He could be at his home at Trump Tower for a time as well.
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.