by Daveda Gruber:
When President Trump does something you can be certain that people who support him will be okay with it but Democrats and the mainstream media will attack the President’s motives.
On Sunday Trump defended his golf playing.
Trump tweeted this:
I know many in business and politics that work out endlessly, in some cases to a point of exhaustion. It is their number one passion in life, but nobody complains. My “exercise” is playing, almost never during the week, a quick round of golf. Obama played more and much longer….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2020
The tweet came out after a Saturday trip to Trump National Golf Club in Northern Virginia.
Trump had time for a round of golf after a campaign rally in New Hampshire was cancelled because of storms expected from Tropical Storm Fay.
It marked the president’s first trip to the course, which is a favorite of his, since the pandemic began.
This was Trump’s 275th visit to a golf club as president. It is the 273rd time he traveled while being president to one of the golf clubs owned by his family’s company.
During the presidency of Barack Obama, the then President played a total of 333 rounds of golf during his eight years in office.
Obama visited a golf course 98 times through the same time in his presidency as Trump.
By late May, it was reported that Trump had spent all or part of 248 days at a golf course while president.
Why is this even an issue? I’ll tell you.
During his 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump attacked President Barack Obama for reports of Obama’s visits to play golf.
Trump said, at the time, “Because I’m going to be working for you, I’m not going to have time to go play golf.”
Maybe Trump didn’t anticipate such a stressful presidency and didn’t know he’d need some time to get some fresh air and relax on a golf course.
In my opinion, Trump should play golf whenever he has the time. I play golf and it is a good stress reliever for me. I hope it does the same for my President.