The candidate who used to hammer Barack Obama for golfing too much is on track to play two and a half times as much as his predecessor and at three times the cost to taxpayers.

While he was a reality TV host and then as a presidential candidate, Trump frequently pounded President Barack Obama for spending too much time on the golf course. Trump often told audiences he would be too busy to take any vacations, let alone play golf.But since taking office, Trump has spent 187 days, counting Friday, on a course that he owns. (He has spent two additional days on courses in Japan at the invitation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during visits there.) That is two and a half times the number of days Obama had visited golf courses at the same point in his first term.

And because Trump insists on playing at his own courses in Florida and New Jersey so much, his golf-associated costs to taxpayers are more than triple Obama’s figure through the same time period. Obama played the vast majority of his rounds at military bases within a short drive of the White House.

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“Ya know it’s funny. If I get elected president, I’m gonna be in the White House a LOT. I’m not leaving! We have deals to make! Who the hell wants to leave!? Right?” (Candidate Lies-a-Lot, 2/11/16)

I wonder if anyone, including him and his fans, ever considers how quiet President Obama has been over all the nasty lies the Racist-in-Chief has told about his predecessor. Obama never complains, or if he does, we don’t hear about it, and he’s constantly being lied about in a most unprecedented fashion. It was rare that President Obama ever mentioned anything Bush did, and he had plenty to complain about. Real things, not just made-up crap. And Obama actually won his elections! By huge margins!

Does Delusional Donnie ever consider that the person who comes after him has now been given carte blanche to trash him once he’s out of office? Hard to fathom what President Golfs-a-Lot is thinking—if he thinks. All I know is, I’ll be crying tears of joy when he finally leaves office.

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