Dec 31, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Trump spent at least 86 out of 365 days at a golf club in 2019

Trump riding a golf wagon.

President Trump on his golf course at the Trump Turnberry resort in South Ayrshire. Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images

President Trump spent at least 86 days — more than one in five — at a golf club in 2019, according to a tally by CNN.

Why it matters: Before he was president, Trump frequently criticized former President Obama for his golf habits on cable news and Twitter. Trump said at a campaign rally in 2016 that he's "not going to have time to go play golf" because he'll be too busy "working for you," pointing at his supporters.

  • In the 1,705 days since Trump was inaugurated, he has spent at least 252 days at a Trump golf club and 333 days at a Trump property, per CNN.
  • President Obama played 333 rounds of golf during his eight years in office, according to CBS reporter Mark Knoller.

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