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16 Oct, 4 tweets, 1 min read
GOLF UPDATE -- 16 OCT 2020:

Trump is at his golf course in Doral, Florida.

He has now spent 279 days on a golf course he owns in his 1,366 days in office.

It is his 3rd day at Doral.

Taxpayer-paid golf tab rises to $148 million.

Remember when Trump kept attacking Obama for playing too much golf?

And when he promised this?

“I just want to stay in the White House and work my ass off."
Well. Obviously that did not happen.

Trump has played on 2½ times as many days as Obama did through the same point in his first term, and Trump’s golf outings have cost in total more than four times as much as Obama’s.
The significantly higher expenses are due to Trump’s insistence on playing at his own resorts, while Obama played most of his rounds at military bases within short motorcade rides of the White House.

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