Trump golf trips: President's 11 outings on pace to out-golf Obama

Roger Stone

But as the reporter who asked the question pointed out, the press isn't being told much about Trump's golf course visits and whether he's playing for business or pleasure.

News reported over the weekend that Trump made his 10th visit to Trump International Golf Club since the inauguration.

Another Trump tweet read: "President Obama has a major meeting on the N.Y.C. Ebola outbreak, with people flying in from all over the country, but chose to play golf!"

Trump criticized Obama's golfing even after winning the election.

Spicer said he could not confirm reports of an upcoming Mar-a-Lago summit in April with Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. I would not be a president that takes time off...

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And before he ran for president, Trump would tweet about Obama's golfing.

But Trump has spent the majority of weekends at his Mar-A-Lago resort already, and his family members have racked up even more costs with Melania and son Barron living in NY and his adult children drawing Secret Service details for their business trips and vacations. Yahoo News correspondent Hunter Walker asked White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday.

Spicer said that Trump is using golf differently than President Obama. The trips could cost federal taxpayers $2 million to $3 million a weekend, according to various estimates.

"One is, you saw him utilize this as an opportunity with [Japanese] Prime Minister [Shinzo] Abe to help foster deeper relationship.in Asia. and have a growing relationship that is going to help USA interests". Walker followed up by asking why, then, the media is not hearing details from these meetings, to which Spicer replied by saying, multiple times, that Trump is "entitled to a bit of privacy". But that doesn't necessarily mean he's playing golf, Spicer said. "On a couple of occasions he's actually conducted meetings there, had phone calls".

"Presidents always travel. Wherever he goes, he carries the apparatus of the White House with us..." Spicer said the President recently held a "mini cabinet meeting" at his club in Virginia.

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