President Trump has spent more days golfing, or on his golf properties, than any other modern President. According to CNN, Trump has spent triple the amount of time that President Obama spent on the golf course in his entire eight-year presidency in just one year. One galling point, of course, is that taxpayer dollars fund these trips. On Friday, the former digital communications director for Hillary Clinton, Kaivan Shroff, posted some statistics that have our blood boiling.
This year, Trump has spent $91,655,424 of American taxpayer money on golf trips.— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) December 22, 2017
For that money, Meals on Wheels could've fed 33,117 seniors FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR.
For that money, after school programs could've fed 635,936 poor kids FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR.
Trump First. America Last.
And what's even worse, Trump properties gets that money.— ScottLundinEverybody (@ScottLundin) December 22, 2017
While a good portion of the cost is due to security measures and personnel, some of it goes to the venue. So when the President spends most of these outings at his own properties, those taxpayer dollars go to his business.
Right there you have the theme for Democrats for bumper sticker or a pin, or a banner for every D campaign and just happens to peg a simple truth:— judith krieger (@jujukrie) December 22, 2017
Trump first. America (and facts) Last.
(Spit take) I’m sorry, did you just say that Trump has spent almost $92 MILLION DOLLARS of OUR money on his golf trips in a single year?!!! What the hell, America?! This isn’t petty. Every president needs some time off. It’s the most stressful job in the world. But, come on!— Marolan (@marolan) December 23, 2017
Shows people how greedy & inconsiderate he is. Unfit asf!!!— 😈 KING YUSAFA 😈 (@DemonSavior24) December 23, 2017
I hate everything about the leadership of this country right now— bens in the trap (@champagnebeni) December 23, 2017
Two million a week? Where the fuck was he playing? On the moon?— Commander in Chief (@iamshaunbailey) December 24, 2017
He seems to have pulled the data from Trump Golf Count, where the numbers are speculative. Still, while costs can only be estimated, we do know Trump has spent more time on vacation than his predecessors. Hypocrisy has never stopped Trump before. Why should it now?