Donald Trump next to a tweet of his saying he's 'golfing quickly'

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Don’t worry, United States—Trump is just going for a quick game of golf

Whatever you say, Mr. President.

 

Samantha Grasso

Internet Culture

Published Nov 24, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 10:08 am CDT

Hey, America. President Donald Trump‘s going out for a quick game of golf. Real quick. He promises!

In a tweet sharing his day-after-Thanksgiving plans, the president said that he’ll be traveling to the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida, to play a round of golf with Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson. But, you know, it’ll be over quickly. Just a fast round with the boys! I promise, U.S.! I’ll be home before dinner!

Of course, Trump qualifying his golfing plans with a weak parenthetical was meant to deter critics who aren’t fans of presidents who golf—himself included.

According to Trump Golf Count, a website tracking how many times Trump has visited golf clubs since his inauguration, Trump has racked up 76 visits costing a total of $81,274,972. However, before becoming president, Trump was perhaps President Barack Obama‘s most vocal critic when it came to golfing (in August, Trump was, on average, so far golfing less than Obama, but his trips were costing more).

Perhaps next time Trump will quell over-golfing concerns by tweeting that he’s limiting his game to the first six holes, or that he’ll be visiting a putt-putt range instead.

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*First Published: Nov 24, 2017, 11:44 am CST