Donald Trump is at his Trump National Golf Club in in Bedminster, N.J. on Sept. 23, recovering after a bizarre speech at a rally for Alabama Republican U.S. Senate candidate Luther Strange. He flew home from Alabama late last night and woke up at the club, marking the 64th 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 a potentially free schedule, a round of golf is likely. He spent much of the morning berating different people on Twitter, including rescinding a White House invitation to Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry.
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. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden has asked the White House to provide the names of Trump’s golf partners, as well for his clubs to provide visitor logs to get a sense of when Trump has played golf and with whom.
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.