During the 2016 presidential election, the then-Republican candidate for president, Donald Trump promised the American people he’d slave away in the White House and work to “make America great again.” Has he really delivered on that promise, though?
According to CNN, Trump has only delivered an abundance of golf games to the American people — not results. Despite what he says, working holidays are just golfing trips disguised as a way to appear like he’s working. On Saturday, Trump visited Trump International Golf Club in Florida again to play golf. That would make it the 81st day he’s been golfing at his own courses. CNN reported:
‘It is unclear, however, whether Trump golfs each day he visits or how many rounds he plays when he does. White House aides rarely confirm that the President is golfing, but Trump did so himself on Friday, announcing that he was playing with golfing stars Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson.’
Seriously? Tiger Woods actually gave him the time of day? Gross.
What is so significant about Trump and the amount of golf he plays on the regular is the fact he was a huge critic of how often former President Barack Obama vacationed and played golf. Back in 2012, Trump tweeted this about vacations:
‘”Don’t take vacations. What’s the point? If you’re not enjoying your work, you’re in the wrong job.” — Think Like A Billionaire’
Someone must not be enjoying the U.S. presidency. In 2014, Trump tweeted several times about Obama’s vacationing and golfing.
‘President Obama has a major meeting on the N.Y.C. Ebola outbreak, with people flying in from all over the country, but decided to play golf!’
‘Can you believe that with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf.Worse than Carter’
‘We pay for Obama’s travel so he can fundraise millions so Democrats can run on lies. Then we pay for his golf.’
Who’s paying for your golf now, Donny?
Trump told people back in 2016 he would work tirelessly for the American people.
‘If I win I may never see my property — I may never see these places again. But because I’m going to be working for you, I’m not going to have time to go golfing, believe me. Believe me. Believe me, folks.’
However, CNN offered up some shocking numbers that reveal that was a barrel full of lies. During Obama’s entire presidency, he played 333 rounds of golf and had only played 26 rounds in the first year of his first term. However, Trump is already on his 81st.
One site is dedicated strictly to tracking how many times Trump golfs or visits his golfing properties. The site — trumpgolfcount.com — noted he has visited his golf courses four days straight during his Thanksgiving working holiday.
They note also that Trump has accumulated almost 806 hours of golfing time throughout his first year. That means he’s spent a little over a month golfing, when broken down into days. They also note all those visits to his golf clubs have cost the American taxpayers at least $81,442,095 though they note he has a golf count of 77 — not 81 like CNN noted.
Regardless of any small discrepancies in the numbers, the point is that Trump lied worse than Lyin’ Ted. He promised the American people he would work for them. Yet in his first year, he’s already played triple the amount of golf President Obama had. Donnie is not working for the American people. He’s only working on his golf swing.
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