Trump Has Spent The Equivalent Of 287 Years of Presidential Salary On Golf
President Donald Trump regularly blasted his predecessor for hitting the golf course, claiming he would have no time for such leisure activity if he won the White House.
But reality has shown that Trump golfs far more frequently than President Barack Obama did — he has taken to the links two and a half times as much as Obama did at this point in his term — and it is costing taxpayers millions of dollars.
HuffPost reported that so far, the president has spent 223 days at a golf course he owns (compared to Obama’s 88 days golfing, generally at military bases within driving distance from the White House), and it has cost “an estimated $115 million in travel and security expenses ― the equivalent of 287 years of the presidential salary he frequently boasts about not taking.”
According to HuffPost’s analysis, Trump has spent 58 days at his West Palm Beach golf course since taking office; 77 days at his course in Bedminster, New Jersey; 77 days at his course in Northern Virginia; four days at his Jupiter, Florida, course; three days in Doonbeg; two days at his Turnberry course; and one day each at his courses in Los Angeles and Doral, Florida.
Trump has only golfed twice on courses he does not own, HuffPost noted — both times in Japan with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during official state visits.