Trump Has Spent 150 Days, Or 25 Percent, of His Presidency at Trump Golf Clubs

Donald Trump’s arrival at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, Saturday morning marked 150 days of his 582 days in office that he’s spent at a golf club bearing his own name. That is a quarter of his time in office. 

The visit also marked his 193rd day at a Trump property. Or a third of his time in office. 

As of late July, The Washington Post estimated Trump spent 110 of those days actually on the course golfing. But it’s impossible to know for sure because White House officials often do not publicly disclose his games or the participants. 

The president’s visits to Trump-owned properties, not just golf properties, is even higher, according NBC News which has tracked his visits since taking office. 

Trump often ridiculed former President Barack Obama for the number of days he spent on the golf course. At the same point in his presidency, Obama had golfed 44 times.

At this pace, the president will spend roughly 322 days on the course in a four-year term, vastly exceeding the 306 days Obama spent golfing during eight years in the Oval Office. 

On the campaign trail, then-candidate Trump repeatedly said, if elected president, he wouldn’t “have time to go play golf.” He also said he would probably never see his private Turnberry golf resort in Scotland or his Doral golf resort in south Florida.

Just last month, Trump visited his Turnberry property for a weekend in between meetings with NATO leaders and Russian President Vladimir Putin. He said it would “hopefully” include some golf.

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