Thursday, August 10, 2017

Hits Balls, Shows Meat...

President Donald Trump is set to breeze past Barack Obama—when it comes to playing golf while in office.

When Trump hit the six-month mark, folks noticed that not many of his 181 days were actually spent in the White House. Quite a few have been spent playing golf.

It's tough to calculate exactly how much golf Trump has played since in winning the presidency.

Trump frequently slips out to one of his golf courses and disappears for about, oh, four hours or so.

(Coincidently, that's how long it takes to play 18 holes of golf for an obese duffer like Trump.)

The Trump administration keeps the president's golfing schedule a secret.

That might be because Trump used to bully and slam Obama about golfing while in office.

But despite the secrecy, news of the president hitting his balls does get out.

Sometimes the press learns Trump is hitting his balls—like when he showed up to one of his Florida courses on Mother's Day wearing golf shoes and a golf glove—while other times he's captured playing by an onlooker’s cell phone through the trees.

Sometimes Trump makes his obesity known at a golf course by driving his golf cart across the green—an unthinkable breach of etiquette for normal people.

But we still don't really have a reliable count.

It is known, however, that the president has spent 40+ of his first 181 days away from the office at a Trump-branded golf course (at taxpayer expense).

That's roughly 1 out of every 5 days since he’s been in office.

He has been to Trump National Bedminster in New Jersey.

He has been to Trump International West Palm Beach in Florida.

He has been to Trump National Potomac Falls near Washington, D.C.

He has been to Trump National Jupiter in Florida (where he once showed off his meat).

If a picture speaks a thousand words, what does THIS picture tell you? (Fear, and loathing)

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — After winning the day's two biggest prizes in the Republican race for president, Donald Trump was in the mood to celebrate. (so he whipped out his meat!)

A federal judge has ordered Donald Trump's Jupiter National Golf Club to pay more than $5 million to former members who sued to get refunds of their deposits and dues after they were barred from the facilities while waiting for their resignations to be accepted.

The website has community-sourced a rough tracker of the president's rounds of golf and estimates he has been spotted playing golf at least 44 times.

Despite Trump bullying the previous president, Obama spent very few days on the golf course – especially in the early days of his presidency.

And, over eight years Obama visited a golf course about 11 percent of his days as president. So, at about 22 percent, Trump is well ahead of Obama's pace on the links.

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