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Presidential golf tracker: Obama 333, Trump 9(?)

21 March 2017

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer diminished the role of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, remarks made at the same time as a House Intelligence Committee hearing investigated whether campaign aides colluded with Russian Federation during last year's presidential race.

Now that Trump is President, the comments are coming back to complicate his golf habit.

How you use the game of golf is something that he's talked about. But the Obama White House regularly disclosed to the press corps when the president was playing golf, on weekends and even on vacation.

Trump's preferred course by far is the one closest to his Florida home: Trump International Golf Club.

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It has also been revealed - through golf blogs and media reports - that Trump has played with top professional golfers such as Rory McIlroy, one of the top-ranked golfers in the world.

President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe exchange a high five at Trump National Golf Club on February 11. He has visited the course all 10 times he has golfed since becoming President.

"How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process", Trump tweeted. It is unclear whether he played.

President Obama nominated an excellent justice, Merrick Garland, But Senate Republicans wouldn't even consider Garland because, they said, Obama had no legitimate basis for making such a nomination because he was in the previous year of office.

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Most of these political overseers, placed near the Cabinet secretary's office in every department, have little expertise in the subject matter handled at their assigned agencies - Frank Wuco at Homeland Security, for example, plays a fictional jihadist on YouTube to illustrate his blogged contention that Islam is the root of the terrorist threat - and some observers expect their influence to wane once the departments get staffed up. We don't have time for this. "We have to work". Could be because during the presidential campaign, Trump was critical of links-loving Obama's outings.

Trump's predecessor, President Barack Obama, left an estimated 103 judicial vacancies throughout the federal circuit and district courts, or almost double the 54 openings he had when he entered office in 2009 after George W. Bush's presidency.

Now, citing the President's privacy, Trump's aides are left trying to hide the President's frequent golfing.

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Presidential golf tracker: Obama 333, Trump 9(?)