Donald Trump spent a beautiful spring Saturday on his Florida golf course while his wife and every other living president traveled to Houston to pay their respects to former first lady Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92.
Trump had spent the first part of the week golfing with Japan’s prime minister—which is one way of working around his pledge to “never see” his golf courses again if he were president because he would be too busy doing the people’s business. Trump and his allies claim he is a very good golfer. Other says he cheats.
Trump relentlessly mocked Obama for playing too much golf—which turned out to be just one more example of his hypocrisy.
Just how much golf does Trump play? A lot.
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
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2014
I don’t mind that @BarackObama plays a lot of golf. I just wish he used it productively to make deals with Congress!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2012
Writer Laurie Brookins did the math, and found that Trump plays more than twice as much golf as Barack Obama.
Obama played 333 rounds of golf over his 96 months in office. That works out to 3.47 rounds of golf per month, or about 15 holes a week.
Trump has played at least 109 rounds in 15 months. That’s 7.27 rounds, or 130 holes, per month. Trump plays nearly 30 hours of golf a month.
Here’s her tweet with the math.
Obama played 333 rounds of golf over 96 months; that’s 3.47 rounds per month.
Trump’s 109 rounds in 15 months = 7.27 rounds per month. At that rate, if he went 96 months (god help us), he’d likely play 698 rounds, or more than twice as much.
Also, who looks cooler. Honestly. pic.twitter.com/vch3HibEnT
— Laurie Brookins (@StyleWriterNYC) April 21, 2018