When Trump was publicly not invited to be anywhere near the late Senator John McCain’s funeral, he did what he does best—he went golfing!* Many felt that this was a prime example of Donald Trump’s pettiness. It was. It was also the Don’s default scam-level. You see, Donald Trump doesn’t really want to be president but he does seem to enjoy golfing and being around golf-type stuff. He also enjoys having the American taxpayer front the bill.
According to new reports, Trump has spent around $77 million in American citizens’ money playing golf. This includes over $300,000 for domestic golf cart rentals. According to the NBC News tracker, Trump has spent 196 days on “Trump Properties,” and 153 on “Golf properties.” In his first 595 days as president.
He’s spent 72 days at Mar-a-Lago, 14 days at Trump International Hotel Washington, DC, 8 days at Trump Tower, and a luxurious day at Trump International Hotel Waikiki. And his golf course visits include 67 days at Trump National Bedminster, 42 days at Trump International West Palm, 39 days at Trump National Potomac Falls, and 2 days at Trump National Jupiter.
However, the precise number of times Trump has actually played golf is difficult to track. His administration has tried to hide Trump's activity, keeping his traveling press pool away and often refusing to confirm whether he has played golf. Instead, social media has become a source of crowd-sourced reporting into the president's whereabouts.
People Magazine reported that George A. Sorial, the Trump Organization’s executive vice president and chief compliance counsel said the Trump Organization was doing God’s work.
“For United States government patronage, our hotels charge room rates only at cost and we do not profit from these stays,” Sorial said.
I guess it costs a lot of money to keep those little white balls clean.
Go below the fold to see the requisite tweets by Trump about Obama playing golf.
*”Does best” may mean “mediocre” in some jurisdictions.