Air Force One landed in New Jersey on Friday, delivering President Donald Trump for an extended weekend at Trump National Golf Club, Bedminister.
"President Donald Trump began a three-day golf weekend Friday, making his 16th visit to his New Jersey golf club since entering office and pushing his total travel and security costs for his hobby to $108.1 million," the Huffington Post reported Friday.
"Heading into Friday, Trump had spent 60 days at his course in Northern Virginia, 59 days at Bedminster and 57 days at his resort in West Palm Beach. He has also visited his courses in Los Angeles; Doral, Florida; Jupiter, Florida; Scotland and Ireland ― all on the taxpayer dime," the report noted.
This was the 187th day of his presidency spent at a golf course Trump owns.
"That is two and a half times the number of days Obama had visited golf courses at the same point in his first term. And because Trump insists on playing at his own courses in Florida and New Jersey so much, his golf-associated costs to taxpayers are more than triple Obama’s figure through the same time period. Obama played the vast majority of his rounds at military bases within a short drive of the White House," the report explained.
Trump frequently criticized his predecessor for golfing.
Obama has admitted that he spends his mornings watching @ESPN. Then he plays golf, fundraises & grants amnesty to illegals.— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1418763782.0
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!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1414122849.0
We pay for Obama's travel so he can fundraise millions so Democrats can run on lies. Then we pay for his golf.— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1413315327.0
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 (@Donald J. Trump) 1413245031.0
President Obama played golf yesterday???— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1384779543.0
Via @DailyCaller: "Donald Trump: Obama should golf w/ Republicans, not his ‘local friends’" http://t.co/4y6IfSi4bn by @NicholasBallasy— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1363633979.0
Obama should play golf with Republicans & opponents rather than his small group of friends. That way maybe the terrible gridlock would end.— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1348063307.0