President Donald Trump loves to play golf…a lot.
The money the U.S. federal government has spent on his golf trips would amount to him being America’s 10th highest-paid athlete, according to The Root.
Since 2016, Trump has made nearly 250 visits to various golf clubs and that data is according to Trump Golf Count, which is a website that tracks the president’s golf outings. The federal government departments have spent about $130 million for Trump to hit the links.
“If you extrapolate those costs to today’s date, the total local and federal costs for Trump’s athletic endeavors total $152 million or roughly $50.6 million per year for Trump to play golf. In the three years since Trump became president, no billionaire team owner, no sports organization, no company has paid a human being more to play golf.”
Trump was extremely vocal about calling out former President Barack Obama for golfing way too much.
“In eight years, Obama’s total travel costs, including family vacations, totaled $114 million. Most of that family travel money wasn’t spent on golf outings or paid to companies owned by Obama.
Even if it did, Obama’s name would still not appear on the Forbes list.
That $14.25 million per year would land Obama above Cincinnati Bengals’ defensive tackle Geno Atkins but below second-string Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller.”
“I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf.” –Donald J. Trump, August, 2016
So much for that statement.