Administration Continues Its Shameful Cover-Up Of President's Blatant Hypocrisy
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President Trump is now at Trump Int'l Golf Club in West Palm Beach, per pool; it's his 11th golf course trip since taking office 8 weeks ago— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 19, 2017
President Donald Trump again traveled to his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on Sunday, according to a White House pool report.
It marks Trump's 11th trip to one of his golf courses in less than two months in office.
"White House tells us that POTUS will be having 'meetings and phone calls' while at the golf club," White House pool reporter Franco Order wrote. "He may also step out to hit some golf balls, we're told but not yet confirmed. Your pooler inquired about who POTUS will the meeting and calls are with."
As we noted Saturday, Trump is spending his fifth weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort since Inauguration Day, at a cost to taxpayers of over $3 million per visit.
Trump, who repeatedly criticized President Barack Obama for allegedly playing too much golf, also visited the course on Saturday. The White House didn't confirm whether he played golf, but Trump pal Christopher Ruddy, the CEO of NewsMax, tweeted a photo of the president wearing a golf glove (above).
"Your pooler has been informed (thank you Shannon Pettypiece) that Christopher Ruddy tweeted a picture of POTUS at the club with a golf glove on," White House pool reporter wrote Saturday afternoon. "Have been told that the president took meetings and phone calls at the club and may have stepped out to hit a few balls. But was not given a confirmation as to whether he played any golf."
More from Twitter below.
I golf and NO ONE goes to the golf course for meetings and phone calls! https://t.co/ndcPDBFnnq— Katrin Eismann (@KatrinEismann) March 19, 2017
Trump today made his 11th trip a Trump-owned golf course in 8 weeks as president.— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 19, 2017
Here are his previous tweets about presidents and golf: pic.twitter.com/bSINMTc4Mh
You hear that Trump didn't hoodwink voters (they knew what they were getting!) and then find clips like this. Just breathtaking hypocrisy. pic.twitter.com/LDnb3Xr7oF— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) March 18, 2017
Correction: part-time president. https://t.co/ImJPXpm4e0— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) March 18, 2017
BTW, I put this ⚡️ together about Saturday in light of the White House's odd "Readout of the President's Day." https://t.co/aI9JFHtDXI— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) March 19, 2017
Imagine what Trump would say about Trump if Trump were black. https://t.co/TIkURFCf8Z— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) March 19, 2017