|RT | Apr 29, 2017|
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President Trump has spent 10 of the last 14 weekends since he was sworn in on January 20, at one of his golf clubs. And a reported 28 percent of his presidency has been spent in Mar-a-Lago alone.
That’s more rounds than Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton played in all their first 100 days... combined. Much more. In fact, neither avid-golfer Obama nor Bush hit the green at all in their first weeks as commander-in-chief. Clinton did manage to squeeze three rounds in during his, according to the New York Times.
Keeping such a strict tally of Trump’s expeditions will seem trivial to many, and presidents are entitled to their downtime. But there a couple of important factors worth noting when determining just how big a deal it is that Trump engages in his favorite pastime so often.
However, a tally by Golf Digest found Obama played a total 206 rounds while in office. Over eight years, that averages out at a little more than 38 rounds per year.
If President Trump continues his frequency of club visits, he is expected to rack up more than 650 rounds over an eight-year period.
In addition, Obama spent about $97 million on travel expenses during his entirety at the White House, reports CBS News – a figure Trump could surpass by the end of his first year.
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