Donald Trump paid a Saturday visit to his Trump National Golf Club, Washington, D.C., in Ashburn, Va., on Oct. 28 to play golf. The visit marked the 76th 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.
According to pool reports, Trump arrived to the club around 11 a.m. wearing his usual garb: some kind of USA or MAGA (Make America Great Again) hat, a white polo shirt and trousers. It’s unclear who Trump is playing with today, but he doesn’t have any public events on his schedule.
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) October 28, 2017
The round comes as CNN reports special counsel Robert Mueller — who is a former Trump National D.C. member — has filed charges under seal in a grand jury.
So far, Trump has been on the golf course or his clubs during some portion of the day for 26.2 percent of his presidency. With 10 weekends between now and the end of 2017, it’s conceivable Trump could fit in 100 days at his golf properties before year-end.
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.