VIDEO: Donald Trump drives on golf course greens with a golf cart
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VIDEO: Donald Trump drives on golf course greens with a golf cart


Donald Trump, who has played some 26 rounds of golf since becoming President on Jan. 20, apparently has no clue that he's not supposed to drive a golf cart on putting greens.

Twitter user Mike Frank shared video Tuesday of the 45th President apparently using a golf cart to drive on the greens at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., during one of his trips to one of his 17 owned-or-operated courses. Frank, or whoever took the video, interacts with the President as he drives his cart off the green (!) toward them and strikes up a conversation.

Playing TaylorMade equipment, Trump tells the videographer that he was having a good round until the hole he just finished playing -- you know, the one where he drove on the green with a golf cart. Then he gives knuckles.

The cart, which normally has a spot for a paper to tell people who should be saddling up in said cart, says President Trump on it.

Yeah, Trump owns (or, in some cases, operates) the golf courses on which he plays. He can do what he wants. It's his property, his club. But driving golf carts on greens is just a bad, bad idea. And, by the way, the U.S. Women's Open will be there in less than a month.

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