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Monday, March 05, 2018

President Donald Trump reached a presidential milestone at his Palm Beach County, Florida, golf club on Saturday: One hundred days in office at a golf club that bears his name. Trump, once a critic of presidential golfing, has ignored his own advice and made a habit of visiting some of the many golf courses emblazoned in his moniker. The habit is part of the broader trend of the President and first lady making frequent trips to properties owned and operated by the Trump Organization. According to CNN's count, Trump has exclusively visited four golf clubs he owns during his presidency: Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida; Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida; Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia; and Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

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Trump has spent 36 days at his Florida club and 40 days at his New Jersey course and made the short trip from the White House to his Virginia club 23 times. He golfed once at his Jupiter course with professional golfers Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and Brad Faxon.

In total, Trump has spent nearly 25% of his days in office at one of his golf clubs.

But the primary criticism has stemmed from how Trump, as a private citizen, slammed Barack Obama for hitting the links while president.

"Can you believe that, with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf," Trump tweeted in 2014. "Worse than Carter."

Trump also made presidential golf an issue during the 2016 campaign.

"I'm going to be working for you. I'm not going to have time to go play golf," Trump said in August 2016 on the campaign trail.

Norm Eisen, the chief White House ethics lawyer under Obama, called Trump's 100th day at a golf property as president "an ignominious anniversary."

"First, there is his hypocrisy in criticizing Obama for golfing and then playing much more himself," Eisen said. "Then there is the fact that he is using his government platform to promote his businesses."

Eisen added, "Finally, he is also mingling with representatives of corporate interests who are paying to play, and not just golf. Because they have business before the federal government, that creates more conflicts. Trump has hit an unprecedented ethics bogey."

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"ethics bogey."

He's a walking ----- in one.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-03-03 11:13 PM | Reply


Candidate Trump on golf:

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.


What is really so sad is how many Americans swallowed all that candidate Trump had said about his future term in office, and how much it has differed from the reality of his term in office.

How does those Trump voters feel about being lied to so extensively?

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-03-03 11:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

LAMP

"How does those Trump voters feel about being lied to so extensively?"

Short sighted then ~ short sighted now?

But the numbers are dwindling as Trump turns from slightly excentric to full-blown psychotic.

#3 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-03-04 01:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sorry twin, trump supporters are getting stronger, they see the sham of all the politics and twisting to make everything about him bad. You should all feel ashamed.

#4 | Posted by Crassus at 2018-03-04 01:57 AM | Reply | Funny: 3 | Newsworthy 1

Wow, weekend golf like millions of other Americans, the horribleness of it.

#5 | Posted by Crassus at 2018-03-04 01:58 AM | Reply

twisting and attacking his family, wife, kids, cousins, and any associate of his with such malice it is disgusting. It is embarrassing us to the rest of the world.

#6 | Posted by Crassus at 2018-03-04 02:05 AM | Reply

The media is fueling this petty nonsense and have whipped the low hanging fruits into a parfait.

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-03-04 04:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"twisting and attacking his family, wife, kids, cousins, and any associate of his with such malice it is disgusting. It is embarrassing us to the rest of the world.
#6 | Posted by Crassus at 2018-03-04 02:05 AM"

Enough about former President Obama already!

#8 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2018-03-04 05:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

CRASSUS

How did you feel about it when all that "twisting and attacking his family, wife, kids, cousins, and any associate of his with such malice it is disgusting" was directed toward Obama and Hillary?

I'll bet you thought it was well deserved, didn't you? I'll bet you believed every word of it and even joined in with twisting and attacking with such malice it was disgusting.

Double standard much? Or is your memory failing you? Or are you psychotic, too?

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-03-04 07:18 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 5

"Trump supporters are getting stronger"

No evidence for that.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2018-03-04 08:40 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

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Wow, weekend golf like millions of other Americans, the horribleness of it.

#5 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

Millions of other Americans are not the President.

Nor did they say this:

"Can you believe that, with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf. Worse than Carter," Trump said in 2014.

Or this:

"I'm going to be working for you, I'm not going to have time to go

"President Barack Obama's vacation is costing taxpayers millions of dollars -- unbelievable!"

The Donald has zero worry about contradicting himself because Crassus and his fellow deplorables will always be there to support and defend and Trumpsplain everything he says.

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-03-04 01:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

"Trump supporters are getting stronger"

No evidence for that.

#10 | Posted by Zed

I dunno...

There is definitely a strong smell of rot emanating from the east.

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-03-04 02:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

Well, according to the Trumpies I know, they're all just as bad and have done the same. When asked for specific examples and reminded that Trump breaks all kinds of records for such things, surprisingly, they have no answer.

#13 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-03-04 02:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sorry twin, trump supporters are getting stronger, they see the sham of all the politics and twisting to make everything about him bad. You should all feel ashamed.

#4 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

LOL here's your sign.

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2018-03-04 04:15 PM | Reply

Wow, weekend golf like millions of other Americans, the horribleness of it.

#5 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

Talk about twisting.

What a partisan hack.

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2018-03-04 04:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It is embarrassing us to the rest of the world.

#6 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

What brain dead world do you live in where anything other than Trump is embarrassing us to the rest of the world?

Seriously, the level of stupidity and ignoring of reality it took to type your posts requires significant effort.

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2018-03-04 04:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

JPW

"Seriously, the level of stupidity and ignoring of reality it took to type your posts requires significant effort."

I'm beginning to think CRASSUS enjoys the abuse. Nobody but a true masochist would invite to much of it.

#17 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-03-04 05:13 PM | Reply

#17 I know it's usially a cliche and absurd accusation but I think he has to be a paid poster.

There's just no way someone can still continue on with the "nuh uh" mode of thinking after this past year of Trump.

#18 | Posted by jpw at 2018-03-04 06:17 PM | Reply

(T)wisting and attacking his family, wife, kids, cousins, and any associate of his with such malice it is disgusting.
6 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

I'll take "Things that a member of the Charles Manson family would say" for 200, Alex.

#19 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-03-05 08:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#4 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

what you should feel is lucky..when you're posting from a 3rd world country for a few extra beets and a cabbage. it must be degrading, do you have family members that are being held hostage? did they make you watch when they did things to your sister? we recognize scripted talking points and that's ok..i suppose all of us americans could say, "there but for the grace of god"..you know

#20 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-03-05 05:02 PM | Reply

twisting and attacking his family, wife, kids, cousins, and any associate of his with such malice it is disgusting. It is embarrassing us to the rest of the world.

#6 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

Yeah....that's what embarrassing...

#21 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-03-05 06:22 PM | Reply

Wow, weekend golf like millions of other Americans, the horribleness of it.

#5 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

You mean weekdays. President Hindenburg goes on weekdays too. And travels all the way down to Florida. And we all pay for it.

Didn't you and Trump criticize Obama for golfing 1/3 as much, snowflake? Trump tweeted that he would never golf if he became president.

Face it, your president is a joke. And you're one too.

#22 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-03-05 06:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm beginning to think CRASSUS enjoys the abuse. Nobody but a true masochist would invite to much of it.
#17 | POSTED BY TWINPAC

And I enjoy giving it.

It's also possible he is just that stupid. There are a few DR posters who likely aren't smart enough to tie their own shoes.

#23 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-03-05 06:25 PM | Reply

There are a few DR posters who likely aren't smart enough to tie their own shoes.

#23 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

true dat...between SHEEPJIZM and ASSCRAC i'm wondering which one is beatin' off to bear skin ----- and which one is casting a longing gaze in barron's direction. their hero/daddy already has dibs on ivankass. is it two C batteries or a secret service, i was gonna say man but you can bet that gate swings both ways, person takin' care of the female derek zoolander? just sayin

#24 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-03-05 10:45 PM | Reply

"The media is fueling this petty nonsense and have whipped the low hanging fruits into a parfait."

But when Trump was whipping the low hanging fruit it was serious business for a President to play too much golf.

#25 | Posted by danni at 2018-03-06 08:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"It is embarrassing us to the rest of the world."

Yeah, and not the behavior of those family members. Hilarious!

#26 | Posted by danni at 2018-03-06 08:09 AM | Reply

It's also possible he is just that stupid. There are a few DR posters who likely aren't smart enough to tie their own shoes.

#23 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT AT 2018-03-05 06:25 PM | REPLY

Have your mom buy you velco sneakers.

#27 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-03-06 08:48 AM | Reply

Can't have it both ways, do you progressives want this damn Yankee with a single minded purpose spending all his time in the oval office or do you want him distracted playing golf? Think of this, what would he have done with 25% more time? I hope he spends more time playing golf, and you should too.

#28 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-03-06 11:36 AM | Reply

"Trump supporters are getting stronger"
No evidence for that.

#10 | POSTED BY ZED

Lol... since when did Trump supports care about evidence?

#29 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2018-03-06 01:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I'm beginning to think CRASSUS enjoys the abuse. Nobody but a true masochist would invite to much of it.
#17 | POSTED BY TWINPAC

And I enjoy giving it.
It's also possible he is just that stupid. There are a few DR posters who likely aren't smart enough to tie their own shoes.

#23 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT AT 2018-03-05 06:25 PM | FLAG:

Dishonesty, hypocrisy and corruption have no meaning to the Trump contingent.

#30 | Posted by cbob at 2018-03-06 01:54 PM | Reply

"CRASSUS
How did you feel about it when all that "twisting and attacking his family, wife, kids, cousins, and any associate of his with such malice it is disgusting" was directed toward Obama and Hillary?
#9 | POSTED BY TWINPAC"

I felt funny in my pee pee.

Crassus

#31 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2018-03-06 07:19 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Did anyone watching the campaign expect anything more from this dotard. If you did you are a fool.

#32 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-03-06 09:21 PM | Reply

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