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Monday, November 27, 2017

During the campaign, Trump vowed that he would be too busy working to ever play golf as president. "I would rarely leave the White House because there's so much work to be done," Trump told The Hill in 2015. "I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a president that takes time off." Now, he seems to be getting a little defensive. "I will be heading over to Trump National Golf Club, Jupiter, to play golf (quickly) with Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson," Trump wrote on Friday. "Then back to Mar-a-Lago for talks on bringing even more jobs and companies back to the USA!" Those tweets about Obama's golf habit aren't aging very well.

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Tump hit the links again over the holiday weekend, his 81st time at a golf club during a presidency that's just a touch over 10 months old, according to CNN.

It's not clear how many times he's actually played golf during those visits, as the White House has not released that information. Washington Post national correspondent Philip Bump estimated that Trump played his 64th round of golf as president over the weekend.

President Barack Obama played 29 rounds of golf during his first 12 months in office, and President George W. Bush golfed seven times his first year, according to CBS News.

If Trump keeps golfing at his current rate, he will have played more than 2.5 times more than Obama, and roughly 11 times that of Bush, during their first years.

Trump's recreational activities might not be such a hot topic, but he repeatedly slammed Obama for golfing over the years

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February 4, 2016
I love golf... but if I were in the White House ... I'd just want to stay in the White House and work my ass off.

March 14, 2016
If you're here at the White House, and you have so much work to do, why do you fly? Why do you leave so much?

August 6, 2016
I'm going to be working for you, I'm not going to have time to be playing golf.

August 25, 2016
I won't be playing golf.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-27 10:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

August 25, 2016
I won't be playing golf.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter

If Trump follows pattern to date, he's due to deny that he's ever said such things.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-27 10:50 AM | Reply


@#2 .... If Trump follows pattern to date, he's due to deny that he's ever said such things. ...

A couple of those quotes I pulled off of YouTube videos, and I suspect all are available on YouTube. Though when confronted with actual video evidence, Pres Trump would probably retreat behind his "it's Fake News" mantra.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-27 11:08 AM | Reply

Even worse are the brain dead Trump sycophants who will see this and act as if Obama golfing wasn't a giant concern of theirs only 11 months ago.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-27 12:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

#4 Actually our concern with Obama's golf was he played alot and still sucked! His swing still looks like Spaulding on Caddie shack! Wtf?

#5 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-11-27 04:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#4 Actually our concern with Obama's golf was he played alot and still sucked! His swing still looks like Spaulding on Caddie shack! Wtf?

#5 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Trying to be funny to hide the embarrassment that is your President and failing. Sad.

#6 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-27 05:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 9

August 25, 2016
I won't be playing golf.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter

If Trump follows pattern to date, he's due to deny that he's ever said such things.

#2 | POSTED BY ZED AT 2017-11-27 10:50 AM | FLAG:

What do you expect from this loon? After all, he's now claiming the Access Hollywood video is fake.

#7 | Posted by cbob at 2017-11-27 05:06 PM | Reply

#4 Actually our concern with Obama's golf was he played alot and still sucked! His swing still looks like Spaulding on Caddie shack! Wtf?

#5 | Posted by fishpaw

No your concern was seeing a black guy play a game you think should be reserved for the superior race.

#8 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-27 05:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I won't be playing golf.
I didn't grab -----.
I didn't collude with Putin.
- same guy
I believe him.
- same idiots

#9 | Posted by bored at 2017-11-27 08:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

We're very lucky Trump is so ineffective at promoting an agenda that has little to do with his campaign promises. Call your Congressman and complain bitterly about the Republican's diabolical tax plan, which is designed to provide large permanent breaks for the 1% with small breaks for the 99% which disappear in about a decades all the while rowing the deficit. If this piece of crap is defeated Trump's only diabolical accomplishment will be Gorsuch, which is bad enough.

#10 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-11-27 09:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

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#4 Actually our concern with Obama's golf was he played alot and still sucked! His swing still looks like Spaulding on Caddie shack! Wtf?

#5 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Is that a bit of buyer's remorse I sense peeking through?

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-27 10:39 PM | Reply

I hope Dump keeps golfing. That's 4 or so hours he can't do something stupid.

#12 | Posted by JOE at 2017-11-28 12:27 AM | Reply

Fishypaws, it's time to admit you're a racist -------.
Just call Obama the N-word and get it over with. You know you are dying to.

#13 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-11-28 09:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#4 Actually our concern with Obama's golf was he played alot and still sucked! His swing still looks like Spaulding on Caddie shack! Wtf?
#5 | Posted by fishpaw
No your concern was seeing a black guy play a game you think should be reserved for the superior race.

#8 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2017-11-27 05:39 PM | REPLY

Fishypaws, it's time to admit you're a racist -------.
Just call Obama the N-word and get it over with. You know you are dying to.

#13 | POSTED BY ABORTED_MONSON AT 2017-11-28 09:19 AM | REPLY

You morons need some new material. The race card is just laziness and proof that you are both mindless robots.You both hated Ben Carson, he is black, that makes you both racists.

#14 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-11-28 12:03 PM | Reply

#4 Actually our concern with Obama's golf was he played alot and still sucked! His swing still looks like Spaulding on Caddie shack! Wtf?

#5 | POSTED BY FISHPAW
Is that a bit of buyer's remorse I sense peeking through?

#11 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2017-11-27 10:39 PM | FLAG:

Ever see his swing?

#15 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-11-28 12:04 PM | Reply

So yes.

You're making progress though!

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-28 01:03 PM | Reply

"You both hated Ben Carson, he is black, that makes you both racists."

the only reason you liked Ben Carson, is because he knew his place.

#17 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-11-28 02:02 PM | Reply

also Trump cheats at gold like he cheated in the election.

www.washingtonpost.com

and here is what sports illustrated said about it

"Trump will sometimes respond to a shot he duffed by simply playing a second ball and carrying on as if the first shot never happened. In the parlance of the game, Trump takes floating mulligans, usually more than one during a round. Because of them it is impossible to say what he has actually shot on any given day, according to 18 people who have teed it up with Trump over the last decade, including SI senior writer Michael Bamberger, who has done so nine times."

#18 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-11-28 02:07 PM | Reply

also Trump cheats at gold like he cheated in the election.

www.washingtonpost.com

and here is what sports illustrated said about it

"Trump will sometimes respond to a shot he duffed by simply playing a second ball and carrying on as if the first shot never happened. In the parlance of the game, Trump takes floating mulligans, usually more than one during a round. Because of them it is impossible to say what he has actually shot on any given day, according to 18 people who have teed it up with Trump over the last decade, including SI senior writer Michael Bamberger, who has done so nine times."

#19 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-11-28 02:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

sorry for the double post.

#20 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-11-28 02:08 PM | Reply

You should be sorry for linking a story to the Washington Post.
#21 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Why? WAPO's credibility was just solidified yesterday. Didn't you hear?

#22 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-11-28 03:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

i also gave a sports illusterated quote too.. but fishpaw believes in trump... like a true paid shill

#23 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-11-28 03:45 PM | Reply

And Kliffy believes anything that is printed that is anti Trump, no matter the source. It's good for the economy, advertisers know that you shills believe anything so they just put it out there for you guys to get with your daily talking points and BAM, up go the sales of Viagra.

#24 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

You know it just doesn't have the same ring to it on a thread riddled with Conservative hypocrisy.

#25 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-28 04:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"And Kliffy believes anything that is printed that is anti Trump, no matter the source."

fake news... i think you have me confused with yourself... you believe all sorts of fake news about Trump's "accomplishments"

#26 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-11-29 02:07 PM | Reply

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