President Trump’s visits to the golf course outpace Barack Obama’s
Despite teeing off on President Barack Obama for spending too much time golfing, President Donald Trump has hit the links more frequently than his predecessor, according to an ABC News analysis.
Trump’s trips to a golf course have topped 102 through his first 493 days in office, according to an ABC News tally of the president’s activities. Over the Memorial Day weekend, Trump made two visits to Trump National Golf Course in Sterling, Virginia.
The White House regularly refuses to confirm how many holes or complete rounds the president has played during his frequent visits to Trump-branded golf courses, but his time on the links is often documented on social media and in public statements by his golf partners. During all of the visits ABC News has tracked, Trump has enjoyed weather ideal for golf and has spent at least 4 hours on the grounds — long enough to complete 18 holes.
Before taking office, Trump was highly critical of Obama for frequently hitting the links.