The White House got stuck in the rough Monday after President Trump’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer defended his boss’s frequent golf outings by claiming the commander-in-chief uses the game differently than former President Barack Obama did. Trump, who just eight weeks into office has already made 10 trips to green, was a repeated and vicious critic of his predecessor´s penchant for playing the game — but the criticism shouldn’t apply to the current White House occupant because he uses the game to “help U.S. interests.” “You saw him utilize this as an opportunity with (Japanese) Prime Minister Abe to help foster
I think Trump may have gotten more done in the past two months than Obie did in 4 years, are they serious??? Golf??? OMG. Somebody please look up how much Obie golfed. It is like they think we have no memory, and just charge ahead without worrying about hypocrisy.
Trump works 16 hour days 7 days a week. Mr. Obama rolled into the office around 10, broke for a leisurely lunch, returned to the office, then left early to get ready for one of the endless parties he had with his rapper pals and Hollywood Celebs. Obama is a self-indulgent slouch. It´s just who he is.
Trump is a 3 handicap businessman who has negotiated deals on the golf course for 40+ years. Barry the Fraud used it as a perk for being the hood ornament for a cabal of Chicago communists who didn´t want him in the way. Trump has probably accomplished more in those 10 rounds than Barry did in 8 years.
Jarrett did all the work, I mean destruction, anyway.
Obama played golf with his buddies, often younger White House staffers, or his pals from Hawaii, like Bobby Titcomb (who was in 2011 arrested for soliciting a male prostitute); or else Obama liked to hobnob with sports greats.
That´s not playing golf for US interests, but Barry´s own.
Funny. Obama played more golf than the last ten presidents combined and the media didn´t notice...now sneaking in golf during a seven day work week is sinful. And they´re now all concerned about gas for Air Force 1 but the $100M the Obamas spent on vacations, chicken feed...no problem.
The President plays golf at courses he owns and stays at a house he owns. He doesn´t inconvenience the military golfers at Andrews AFB for which they are probably thankful. Most military courses I´ve played on are usually pretty busy on weekends and when Barry played, I suspect they were either partially closed or play was slowed down. The President probably also does a lot of business while playing golf. I hope once Barron is at the White House full time that they will enjoy father-son games. I´ve heard Barron is already a good golfer.
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