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Presidents Obama, Bush Volunteered On MLK Day. Trump Is Golfing, His 94th Time As President.

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Presidents Obama, Bush Volunteered On MLK Day. Trump Is Golfing, His 94th Time As President.





President Donald Trump arrived at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach around 9 a.m. Monday, marking his 94th day at a Trump golf course since becoming president, and the 121st day at a Trump-branded property, reports NBC News.

Trump has now spent one-third of the days since entering office at a Trump property, despite his vow to rarely leave the White House if elected.

“I would rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done,” Trump told ITK during the 2016 campaign. “I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a president that takes time off. You don’t have time to take time off.”

“I love golf, but if I were in the White House, I don’t think I’d ever see Turnberry again,” Trump said in February 2016 during a campaign stop in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, according to CBS News. “I don’t think I’d ever see Doral again — I own Doral in Miami — I don’t think I’d ever see many of the places that I have. I don’t ever think I’d see anything — I just wanna stay in the White House and work my ass off, make great deals, right? Who’s gonna leave?”

Between 2011 and 2016, Trump tweeted at least 27 complaints about President Barack Obama playing golf while president.



A White House spokeswoman confirmed Trump was not participating in any public events related to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

A few hours after Trump fired off a tweet railing against Democrats, he retweeted a video posted to the White House’s official Twitter account honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

“On this cherished day, we honor the memory of Reverend King,” Trump said in the video. “And we rededicate ourselves to a glorious future, where every American from every walk of life can live free from fear, liberated from hatred and uplifted by boundless love for their fellow citizens.”

Twitter users were quick to point out that previous presidents dedicated their MLK Day to “volunteering, doing acts of community service and civic work with his family.”




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