President Trump seems to be getting a bit sensitive about his leisure activities. When he was a candidate and, before that, an anti-Obama bomb-thrower on social media, Trump repeatedly criticized Barack Obama for hitting the links.
On the campaign trail, he was explicit: Elect Donald Trump as president, and the era of a president who goofs around on the golf course is over. “I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf,” he said in Virginia last August. Obama has “played more golf than most people on the PGA Tour,” he said on the day before the election in New Hampshire. “What is it, over 300 rounds? Hey, look, it’s good. Golf is fine. But always play with leaders of countries and people that can help us! Don’t play with your friends all the time. Trump has on 10 different occasions traveled to golf clubs that bear his name in Florida — one out of every six days he’s been in office.
So just to run through those excuses:
1. Trump uses golf to foster deeper relationships.
2. Also, just because he’s at a golf course doesn’t mean he’s golfing.
3. Also? It’s none of your business.