Before becoming president, Donald Trump used Twitter to criticize President Obama for playing golf. He promised voters that he would eschew golf.
WATCH: Trump last year: If I'm POTUS I don't think I'd see any of my golf courses again, I just want to stay in WH and "work in my ass off" pic.twitter.com/4nOtG7BavO
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) March 27, 2017
But since becoming president, he has made regular trips to his golf clubs.
— 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 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