“Trump often boasts of donating his White House pay, but taxpayers are shelling out much larger sums for his hobby. Trump’s golf hobby has now cost Americans an estimated $115 million in travel and security expenses ― the equivalent of 287 years of the presidential salary he frequently boasts about not taking.”
With his Thanksgiving vacation, President Donald Trump ‘s golf hobby has now cost Americans an estimated $115 million in travel and security expenses ― the equivalent of 287 years of the presidential salary he frequently boasts about not taking.
Back in December of 2011 in criticizing Barak Obama Trump tweeted,..
“I play golf to relax. My company is in great shape. Barack Obama plays golf to escape work while America goes down the drain.”
And back in August of 2016 Trump campaigned saying
“I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf.”
Now we even have a website dedicated to tracking just how much time and money Trump’s playing golf is costing us…
Days Trump has spent at Mar a Lago: 117 Cost of flights to Mar a Lago (27 so far):* ~$53,456,000 Days Trump has spent at Bedminster: 75 Cost of flights to Bedminster (23 so far):* ~$18,375,500 Trump has visited his clubs once every this many days since his inauguration: 4.5 Projected visits to golf clubs in four years: 323 Projected visits in eight years: 645 Total times Obama played golf during his eight year Presidency: 306 *Cost estimates for Trump’s travel to Mar a Lago and Bedminster are from The Washington Post.