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Maybe don’t freak out about Trump’s White House golf simulator

Not everything is a big deal.


David Covucci


Published Feb 13, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 7:13 pm CDT

Today, the Washington Post dropped a story¬†about President Donald Trump having a $50,000 golf simulator installed in the White House that allows him to “play virtual rounds at courses all over the world by hitting a ball into a large video screen.”

Naturally, there was a mass freak-out over America’s commander-in-chief using a golf simulator.

The reactions ran the gamut from declarations that this was how Trump used his “executive time” to the standard “conservatives would freak out if Obama did this” to concerns over how Trump was wasting taxpayer money.

Except all of them are basically bunk.

As noted in the second paragraph, former President Barack Obama was the first person to have a golf simulator installed. This was an upgrade to that. The Post article notes that Trump paid for it himself. It goes on to mention how many other presidents shaped the White House to make time for their personal habits, including adding movie theaters and bowling alleys.

And as noted by some, if he’s using this in lieu of taking a motorcade out to a golf course, he might be curbing his obscene taxpayer spending on his golf obsession.

Not everything is a big deal.

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*First Published: Feb 13, 2019, 11:21 am CST