Saturday, February 4, 2017

Hypocrisy: Trump Plays First Round Of Golf Three Months Earlier Than Obama

Today, for the first time since being sworn in as president, Donald Trump played his first round of golf at Trump International Golf Club outside West Palm Beach.

This is notable only because it's nearly three months sooner than President Obama played his first round in 2009.

According to Mark Knoller of CBS News, Obama played his first round of golf on April 26, 2009. And President George W. Bush hit the "presidential" links on July 3, 2001.

Remember when Donald Trump incessantly derided President Obama for playing golf?

And this time, at a campaign rally in December 2015, when the Trumpster called out Obama for having "played more golf than Tiger Woods."

“It was reported today [Obama] played 250 rounds of golf and he’s going to be in Hawaii, I think did they say for three weeks?” Trump said. “Two hundred and fifty rounds, that’s more than a guy who plays in the PGA Tour plays. He played more golf last year than Tiger Woods. We don’t have time for this. We have to work. ... I don’t have time for that. I love golf, I think it’s one of the greats, but I don’t have time.”
Politico reported yesterday that the president's trip this weekend to his Mar-A-Lago resort could cost taxpayers over $3 million.

Now, let's take one more trip in the way back machine, shall we?

(h/t New Civil Rights Movement)

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