Trump and his team don't want to talk about his golf game

The White House did not disclose whether Trump played golf over the weekend, but a photo posted on Twitter by Newsmax chief executive Christopher Ruddy, a friend of the president, showed Trump wearing a golfing glove and posing with two others at the club.

And before he ran for president, Trump would tweet about Obama's golfing.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer defended President Trump's golf outings - saying he does more than hit balls during his frequent trips.

"According to a reporter who was in Florida with the president, Trump spent more than four hours at his golf club before returning to Mar-a-Lago, where he is expected to have dinner with Marvel CEO Isaac Perlmutter", a report from The Hill noted.

According to estimates, his visits to Florida cost taxpayers several million dollars per weekend.

If Trump and his team now believe he was wrong, I'd love to hear them say so.

Asked how Trump's golf outings were different from Obama's, Spicer said: "You saw him utilize this as a opportunity with Prime Minister (Shinzo) Abe to help foster deeper relationships in Southeast Asia, in Asia rather, and have a growing relationship that's going to help USA interests".

Auto bomb attack kills at least 23, injures dozens in Iraq's capital
The attack targeted a commercial area in Baghdad's southwestern Amil neighborhood, police and hospital officials said. The militants have carried out similar bombings in Baghdad and other cities as their hold on Mosul weakens.

It's particularly noteworthy that Walker's question highlighted the contradictory nature of Trump's own frequent golf trips and the constant criticism he issued against Barack Obama before and after he became a presidential candidate.

Trump appears to have played golf 10 times since taking office, a rate of once every six days.

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. But the Obama White House regularly disclosed to the press corps when the president was playing golf, on weekends and even on vacation.

"I'm going to be working for you; I'm not going to have time to go play golf", Trump said during a 2016 event in Virginia.

"Presidents always travel. Wherever he goes, he carries the apparatus of the White House with us..."

"Just because he heads there doesn't mean that [he's golfing]", Spicer said.

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