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.
President Trump has arrived at his Florida golf club this morning, marking his 94th day at a Trump golf property and his 121st day at a Trump property since taking office https://t.co/EAMseb3ktD pic.twitter.com/xWnTMiRJ3D
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 15, 2018
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.
President Obama should have gone to Louisiana days ago, instead of golfing. Too little, too late!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2016
While our wonderful president was out playing golf all day, the TSA is falling apart, just like our government! Airports a total disaster!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 21, 2016
Obama has admitted that he spends his mornings watching @ESPN. Then he plays golf, fundraises & grants amnesty to illegals.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 16, 2014
Can you believe that,with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf.Worse than Carter
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2014
A White House spokeswoman confirmed Trump was not participating in any public events related to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Per WH pool, Pres Trump has arrived at his FL golf club, no public events on his schedule today.
Last Fri he encouraged all Americans to observe MLK Day “with acts of civic work and community service in honor of Dr. King’s extraordinary life…& his great legacy.”
— Karen Travers (@karentravers) January 15, 2018
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.”
“Dr. King’s dream is our dream. It is the American Dream. It’s the promise stitched into the fabric of our Nation, etched into the hearts of our people, and written into the soul of humankind.” pic.twitter.com/tyUZGTecDY
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 15, 2018
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.”
Barack Obama honored MLK Day by volunteering, doing acts of community service and civic work with his family.
Donald Trump is at his private golf club for the third consecutive day, his 95th day as president at his golf clubs. pic.twitter.com/XOqOxGshew
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) January 15, 2018
With Trump last Friday, MLK’s nephew said, “It’s not a day to hang out in the park… It’s a day to do something to help someone else.”
Today, on MLK Day, Trump just arrived at his private golf club. He has no public events scheduled.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) January 15, 2018
Trump begins MLK Day – a day he proclaimed as one to observe by doing acts of community service and civic work – at his golf club for the third consecutive day. It’s his 95th day as president at one of his golf courses
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 15, 2018