“Can you believe that, with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf. Worse than Carter,” Donald Trump tweeted on October 13, 2014.
In a troubled and unpredictable world, it's comforting to know we have Bradd's weekly Trump Is Golfing tweet. https://t.co/uLjPB78gWD
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) April 15, 2017
And it’s only his 18th golfing trip in his 12 weeks as president:
President Trump is again at Trump International Golf Club in FL, per pool. It is his 18th golf course trip since taking office 12 weeks ago.
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) April 15, 2017
You would not know that he just fired 59 cruise missiles at Syria, or right after that, the so-called “mother of all bombs” (MOAB), the most powerful bomb in the U.S. arsenal that is not nuclear. Because to cite Trump’s own outrage of fewer than three years past, what president when faced “with all the problems and difficulties” would spend the day playing golf?
We are used now to Donald Trump’s blithe hypocrisy, to the complete lack of value assigned by him to his own words, but the world is burning, and part of that is due to Donald Trump’s own careless words and actions. To say nothing of the many unfilled jobs at the State Department.
Former Obama official Chris Lu’s suggestion to eliminate the White House suddenly seems very reasonable indeed. It’s not as if anyone is currently using it to, oh, I don’t know…govern.
That’s being done, to the extent that it’s being addressed at all, on the golf course and in secret meetings at Mar-a-Lago. After all, Trump says he’s saving us taxpayers a whopping $17,500 per year by not keeping visitor logs while he burns $3 million every time he runs to Mar-a-Lago.
Not to mention the $35,000 the Secret Service has had to spend since inauguration day on golf cart rentals to follow the golfer-in-chief around the green.
Think about that for a minute.
If he never took another trip to Mar-a-Lago, he would have to remain president for 171 years to make up the difference. Yeah. Not only is that not gonna happen, we definitely do not want our money back badly enough to put up with that.
The only good news is that we’ll finally find out who visited Trump five years after he leaves office.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.