Trump Has Spent Nearly ⅓ Of His Time In Office At Trump-Branded Properties

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania at Mar-a-Lago over the Christmas holiday.Screengrab/VOA News/YouTube

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President Trump has spent almost one-third of his presidency visiting his own properties, The Washington Post reports.

President Donald Trump has not returned to the White House from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach since December 21, preferring to spend the holiday in Florida rather than Washington, D.C.

But that is par for the course for Trump, The Washington Post noted: “Over the course of his presidency, Trump has visited a Trump-owned or branded property on three out of every 10 days.”

In fact, of the 1,075 days that he has held office, Trump has visited “Mar-a-Lago or a Trump Something-or-other on 331 of them” — a full 31 percent of his time as president.

There has been just one month since January 2017 that Trump made no visits to any of his properties. That lull came in December 2018, when the partial government shutdown made such travel a “politically unsound decision,” The Post noted.

During his 2016 campaign, as he tried to sell himself as a workhorse who would have no time for leisure as he fixed former President Barack Obama’s “messes,” Trump told his supporters, “because I’m going to be working for you, I’m not going to have time to go play golf” — adding a “believe me,” for good measure.

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