Donald Trump visited the golf course for the 95th time as President
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Donald Trump visited the golf course for the 95th time as President


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Donald Trump made a Jan. 15 visit to his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day visit marked the 94th 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. This is his 95th visit to any golf course as President.

Trump again arrived at the golf club at 9:30 a.m., per the White House press pool reporters. Trump is spending the holiday weekend at Mar-a-Lago, his private club and resort in West Palm Beach. When he has spent extended periods of time at Mar-a-Lago, the place Trump has dubbed the "Winter White House", he tends to play golf every day. He had dinner with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy at his club after a presumed round of golf on Sunday.

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The White House doesn't typically acknowledge Trump was even playing golf. That is commonplace policy, particularly when Trump isn't playing with celebrities or pro golfers or doesn't have something to flaunt.

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All but one round of golf has been at his clubs, playing once in Japan in Nov. 2017 with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and Japanese star pro Hideki Matsuyama.

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. He ended 2017 with 91 golf course visits, though it's unlikely he'll reach 100 in his first year in office, which concludes on Jan. 20, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

The Trump Administration, per typical 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.

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