President Biden is too busy doing America’s Business to play golf…
“I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf.”
–Donald J. Trump, August, 2016
Trump’s golf outings…
Donald Trump Spent Almost A Year Playing Golf During Presidency
How many times has Trump played golf as President of the United States? Since taking office on Jan. 20, 2017, Mr. Trump has reportedly been on the grounds of his golf courses or played golf elsewhere 308 times since becoming President, and that’s as of Dec. 30, 2020.
The cost of Trump’s golf rounds to the American taxpayer varies by round and course, but it has totaled so far in the tens of millions of dollars. The Secret Service has spent at least $550,000 in third-party golf cart rentals and over $500,000 to stay overnight at Trump-owned properties, including his New Jersey country club.
He previously was on pace to visit his golf clubs more than 650 times in an eight-year presidency. However, his pace as of Aug. 6, 2018 now indicates Trump would spend as much as 745 days of his presidency at a golf course if he wins a second term and serves both terms to completion.
- President Joe Biden played golf for the first time as president on Saturday, his 87th day in office.
- By contrast, former President Donald Trump first played golf 15 days into his tenure in 2017.
- During his time as president, Trump played golf nearly 300 times, according to a tracker.
Were he elected, Trump promised, he’d be “working for you,” as he said that August. “I’m not going to have time to go play golf.”
It took two weeks for President Trump to find the time. On the first weekend in February 2017, his third weekend as president, Trump traveled to his private company’s resort in Florida, Mar-a-Lago, heading out on both Saturday and Sunday for rounds of golf at his nearby club. He did the same thing the following weekend and then the weekend after that.