For as much flak as President Trump has given former President Barack Obama for his golf habit, Trump certainly didn't waste any time getting to the golf course himself after he was sworn into office. Politico noted Tuesday that while Obama waited a full four months into his presidency before hitting the green, Trump waited just two weeks.
During his trip to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, over the weekend, Trump reportedly spent "about eight hours at the Trump International Golf Club," Politico wrote. And this week, he is planning to play a round of golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Of course, there's nothing inherently wrong with a president who enjoys a round of golf now and again; in fact, Politico noted, "trips to the golf course have long been a presidential tradition." It's just that Trump has spent so much time slamming Obama for spending time on the golf course when there were more important matters to attend to:
Trump even made a point to call out Obama's golfing on the campaign trail. At a rally in December 2015, Trump claimed Obama "played more golf last year than Tiger Woods." "We don't have time for this," Trump said. "We have to work."