Before becoming president, Donald Trump used Twitter to criticize President Obama for playing golf. He promised voters that he would eschew golf.
But since becoming president, he has made regular trips to his golf clubs.
Trump spotted at Florida golf club for second day in a row https://t.co/lHzOzarBF2 pic.twitter.com/ObCor17eBU
— The Hill (@thehill) April 10, 2017
As of March 26, he had visited his own properties 21 out of 66 days, spending almost a third of his days as president at properties that bear his name.
And we taxpayers bear the cost.
Trump is on track to spend $1 billion in 4 years housing his wife in NYC and vacationing in Mar-a-Lago virtually every week.
— Bruce "Snarking and Barking" Bartlett (@BruceBartlett) March 17, 2017
Yes, George Bush (R) visited his ranch in Texas while he was president. A lot: 77 trips in eight years (490 days). That’s not quite once/month, 61 days/year. Total vacation days: 879.
And Barack Obama (D) visited Hawaii: eight trips in eight years. That’s once/year. Obama’s total vacation time was less than Bush’s trips to Texas: 28 vacations spanning all or part of 217 days.
According to The Washington Post:
No modern president took less vacation than Jimmy Carter (79 days), while Ronald Reagan spent 335 days at his beloved California ranch.
With that in mind, here is a record of Trump’s outings.
- First quarter, January-March 2017
- Second quarter, April-June 2017
- Third quarter, July-September 2017
- Fourth quarter, October-December 2017