White House press secretary Sean Spicer was asked during Wednesday’s briefing whether or not President Trump was concerned about the rising costs associated with his regular trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
Fox 5 DC’s Ronica Cleary asked if Trump has “any concerns about the push-back” about those costs and criticisms associated with golfing so much.
“No, he feels great,” Spicer said.
Spicer was pushed to address whether or not the president’s decision to remain in Washington, D.C. last weekend spawned from getting slammed in the media.
While Spicer again suggested it did not, there’s no way the president isn’t aware of how hypocritical he looks for being on a golf course nearly every weekend.
Since his Inauguration on Jan. 20. Trump has spent five of his first nine weekends at Mar-a-Lago. As reported by the LA Times, each trip taken by Trump to Mar-a-Lago costs taxpayers more than $3 million to cover all of the costs.
Seriously, how hypocritical is it to spend every weekend golfing when he slammed Obama almost daily on the campaign trail for doing the exact same thing?
Not to mention that the Trump administration, just under 70 days in, has zero major accomplishments.
Trump and his team were also very vocal during the election when they raised the issue of not having time to golf because there was too much work to get done.
In light of Trump making weekends on the golf course a habit, Democratic lawmakers successfully queried the Government Accountability Office to study the costs, as well as the security and handling of classified information associated with Trump’s stays in Palm Beach.
If the Trump administration had a major accomplishment to show, much of the criticism could be quelled.
Nearly 70 days in, this administration still does not have anything substantial to boast about.