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On Mon, 1 Jan 2018 08:49:52 -0800, Alan Baker<alangbaker@telus.net>
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>On 2017-12-31 2:49 PM, Dene wrote:
>> On Sun, 31 Dec 2017 14:30:26 -0800, Alan Baker<alang...@telus.net>
>> wrote:
>> - hide quoted text -
>> 
>>> On 2017-12-31 2:23 PM, Dene wrote:
>>>> President Donald Trump has spent a lot of time at his properties or golf
>>>> clubs during his first year in office.
>>>>
>>>> He has spent more than 33% of his days at a Trump property.
>>>>
>>>> Additionally, he spent more than 25% of his days at his golf clubs.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> President Donald Trump has spent a significant chunk of his first year in
>>>> office at his properties or golf clubs.
>>>>
>>>> On Tuesday, when he ventured to the Trump International Golf Club in
>>>> Florida, Trump marked his 85th day at one of his golf clubs since becoming
>>>> president.
>>>>
>>>> Since Trump is staying at his Mar-a-Lago resort in West Palm Beach,
>>>> Florida for Christmas, Tuesday also happened to be the 111th day the
>>>> president spent at a Trump property since his inauguration in January, as
>>>> The Washington Examiner's Kelly Cohen noted in a White House pool report.
>>>>
>>>> Added up, and Trump has spent more than 33% of his presidency at a Trump
>>>> property since taking office. And on more than 25% of his days in office,
>>>> Trump was at one of his golf clubs.
>>>>
>>>> The trips have been met with backlash from some who note that a
>>>> considerable amount of taxpayer dollars have been spent on the president's
>>>> frequent travels to-and-from his properties, as well as at the properties
>>>> themselves, which benefit the bottom line of Trump's business empire.
>>>>
>>>> Former President "George W. Bush went to his ranch in Crawford, Texas, a
>>>> lot, but it's not like you could rent the bedroom next to his," Jordan
>>>> Libowitz, a spokesman for the ethics watchdog group Citizens for
>>>> Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, told The Wall Street Journal. The
>>>> publication also noted that Trump has spent roughly 80 days at either his
>>>> Bedminster, New Jersey golf club or at Mar-a-Lago.
>>>>
>>>> Trump also had blasted former President Barack Obama while he was in
>>>> office for having played what Trump considered to be too much golf.
>>>>
>>>> "Can you believe that,with all of the problems and difficulties facing the
>>>> U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf," Trump tweeted in 2014.
>>>> "Worse than Carter."
>>>>
>>>> An April poll found that, while Trump had played more golf than Obama
>>>> during the same span, Trump voters still thought Obama made more trips to
>>>> the golf course.
>>>>
>>>> The president has played golf with a myriad of leaders and famous golfers
>>>> throughout the year, including Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Rand
>>>> Paul, as well as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
>>>>
>>>> Graham claimed after a round of golf with Trump that the president shot 73
>>>> for an 18-hole round, an incredible number that is roughly par for a
>>>> full-round.
>>>>
>>>> On Tuesday, Trump golfed with Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia,
>>>> known as one of the best golfers in Congress, PGA player Bryson
>>>> DeChambeau, and former PGA player Dana Quigley, according to the pool
>>>> report.
>>>>
>>>> http://www.businessinsider.com/how-much-has-trump-golfed-gone-to-ma...
>>>>
>>>>