Most Americans rolled their eyes when Donald Trump tweeted that he would be getting “back to work” right after Christmas day — but most of us have been surprised and extremely disappointed to find out that Trump was probably joking. Judging by his actions, Trump has no intention of doing any work for this entire week.
Here’s what Trump tweeted on Christmas:
In the days after, the country has been horrified to find that Trump has instead been on the golf course every single day since. Today marks his FIFTH straight day of being “back to work,” while he plays golf all day and tweets his a** off.
The White House pool report stated that Trump had left the Mar-a-Lago luxury resort to visit the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Hill noted that Trump has been there every day:
The president has visited the property each day for the past five days, and has made seven trips there total since he arrived in Florida last Friday.”
For those who are keeping track, Trump has now visited his golf courses 89 times since being inaugurated President of the United States, and has also spent 115 days at one of his own businesses. He’s spent a third of his short presidency away from the White House, wasting America’s time at one of his clubs. Over 25 percent of his presidency has been on a golf course, according to NBC News.
Trump’s golfing habit – which is costing taxpayers over $40 million, by the way – is revolting in and of itself. But the blatant hypocrisy of what he’s doing makes it even more repulsive. Let’s not forget that Trump mercilessly bashed former President Barack Obama for the occasional golf game (even though he has tripled Obama’s golfing record) and at one point stated he wouldn’t have any time to play golf once elected.
Trump isn’t getting “back to work.” He’s taking a vacation, with taxpayers’ money.
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