Trump Goes Golfing For 76th Time Since Inauguration

The Hill reports:

President Trump traveled to his Virginia golf club on Saturday for the fourth consecutive weekend. Trump left the White House shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday wearing a white hat, a dark jacket, a white shirt and golf shoes, according to pool reports.

Trump’s motorcade arrived at Trump National Golf Club in Virginia shortly after 10:50 a.m. One protestor greeted Trump’s motorcade at the entrance to his golf club holding a sign that read “Impeach,” according to pool reports.

  • zhera

    What’s this? What did Carter really say and how did Donnie twist it into something positive?

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/924251519121346560

    • boobert

      It’s ALWAYS taken out of context.

      • Dramphooey

        Considering how he is if you’re asked about him just say “TRUMP SUCKS” and leave it at that. But he’ll still tweet “the name Trump is on everybody’s lips.”

    • lymis

      * [Jimmy Carter interview: Five memorable lines][http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/22/politics/jimmy-carter-new-york-times-interview/index.html]

      Among the quotes:
      “I think the media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about,” Carter replied. “I think they feel free to claim that Trump is mentally deranged and everything else without hesitation.”

      I think that, taken in isolation, I’d agree that the media has been harder on Trump than any other president. But I’d say that he DESERVES it far more than any other president, and that given his performance, they actually haven’t been hard ENOUGH.

      • EdA

        I didn’t read the whole statement from which Jimmy Carter’s extract is alleged to come.

        BUT:

        “We report. You decide.” True much more for real news that for Fake News, which rather oddly Putin’s playmate uses to refer to real news rather than Fox “News.” Reporting on the reality that most of the world lives in — even just quoting the idiot-in-chief’s tweets verbatim — barely needs any editorializing or interpretation.

    • greenmanTN

      You have to remember that Carter is a statesman, generous to a fault, so he’s not going to be really critical of anyone in the hopes he can bring them around later, broker detente. As much as I’d love to hear him call Trump a “real shit-bird” it just ain’t gonna happen.

      • David L. Caster

        Look up a little further in this subthred and you will see Carter’s call-out of 45. Still a gentleman though.

    • Acronym Jim

      I’m pretty sure his daycare attendents gave Trump the redacted copy.

  • SoCalGal20

    Is he rage golfing?

  • <– This is my surprised face.

  • JWC
  • shellback

    Dear jeezis on a flaming cracker – please tell me he was wearing pants. They weren’t listed in his wardrobe.

  • SoCalGal20

    Desperate WH is desperate. This was tweeted two hours ago.

    https://twitter.com/presssec/status/924288651378520066

  • lymis

    Let’s also not forget that TRUMP is the one who turned the presidency into a social media platform, and has done so by acting like a spoiled ten year old. If the world reacts along the same lines, that’s as much or more on him than on the media.

  • Strepsi

    That’s 34% of his time as President golfing!

    And the (almost always racist) Tea Party types still make golfing jokes about Obama.

    • JWC

      his the only Golf cart with overload suspension

    • Todd20036

      On the plus side, he does less damage to the country when he golfs.

  • Dramphooey

    “Trump left the White House shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday wearing a dark jacket, a white shirt, golf shoes and the worst-looking hat I ever saw. What, when you buy a hat like this I bet you get a free bowl of soup, huh? Oh, it looks good on him though, according to pool reports.

  • another_steve

    I’m about to clean my husband’s bathroom.

    Does that count for anything?

    • Strepsi

      if we ever get to build or renovate our own home, I am installing urinals.

      • another_steve

        Thank you.

        My guy has pretty good aim, but not all the time.

        • Ernest Endevor

          This is why gentlemen – and Germans – sit down. Shocking, I know, but pee-pee time doesn’t have to be a replay of Towering Inferno.

          • another_steve

            Exactly. In my own home or in other people’s homes, I knell at the bowl. One knee on the floor. Easy. No need for long distance aiming that way.

            In restaurants and the like – if I’m drunk – I use the urinal.

            I can only do that when I’m drunk because I’m quite pee-shy. Always have been.

          • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

            If I knelt before the toilet, I’m afraid I’d piss on the floor (5’3 here).

          • another_steve

            I’m 5’5.”

            It takes practice, but it’s doable.

          • Menergy

            ? I can’t mentally translate that into a successful focused position — 🙂

          • another_steve

            Please…. Have you never thrown up in a toilet bowl after a night out?

            You initiate “hug the bowl” position, but with only one knee on the floor and only your dick – not your face – in the bowl.

      • safari

        My friend’s mother owns a house next to a small private airport. Her neighbor had a “tower” built as an addition to his house that looks to be about three stories tall with the “observation level” surrounded in glass. on all sides. Naturally, it holds a bar and his mancave. But — when he had it built he had a urinal installed at one end of the bar.

        The man knows what he likes.

    • You deserve the best BJ of the year for doing that.

      I simply refuse to go anywhere near my wife’s home office bathroom.

      • another_steve

        You can tell a lot about a person by how well s/he maintains a bathroom.

        I don’t have the strength to go looking for a new man, so I guess I’m stuck with what I’ve got.

        • Same. There’s no question that while my own housecleaning habits and preferences aren’t exactly at the high end of spotless, my wife grew up in a very messy home and as such she literally doesn’t notice when things need cleaning.

          • another_steve

            We could talk, hon. Toothpaste all over his bathroom counter top.

            I mean, is it so difficult to reach the toothbrush with what you’re squeezing out of the tube?

          • FAEN

            I’ve never understood the peppermint worms. Like you said, it’s not difficult.

        • safari

          I find a clean home helps with a clear mind.

          Needless to say I need to scrub my bathroom.

          • Scrubbed mine last weekend. And by mutual agreement, we keep the main house bathroom up to my standards because while *I* can deal with occasionally looking at a dirty toilet, I’d be mortified if a visitor saw the same in the shared BR.

        • canoebum

          You can also tell a lot about a person by looking inside the microwave oven. I don’t usually give dating advice, but before you get in too deep, take a peek inside that door. You may save yourself a lot of anguish.

          • another_steve

            Hear ya. Conventional ovens as well.

            I’ll be smelling something burning in the oven and will open the oven door to find, to my horror, that my man had spilled something in there the day before and didn’t bother wiping it up. So of course the thing’s going to subsequently burn and cause a stench.

            Men are pigs.

            Every gay or bi man knows that.

        • JAKvirginia

          “Why do you clean?” a housemate once asked.
          “Because I’m a slob.” I replied.

          I believe he’s still trying to figure that out. Sigh…

          • another_steve

            Some of our more priggish friends kid us for not having a cleaning service come in on a regular basis. “What? You touch toilet bowls?

            Feh on them. I’m capable of cleaning my own house, thank you.

            I ain’t dead yet.

    • Ernest Endevor

      You’re a saint.

  • Tom Furgas

    Well, at least he gets out for some fresh air and (minimal) exercise. The rest of the time he’s watching cable, tweeting, and scarfing Cheetos and Big Macs.

  • Tomcat

    What??? No pants????

    • Lars Littlefield

      My exact same initial thought. Then I remembered it’s Trump. Of course he’s not wearing pants.

  • Dazzer

    At this point, are we sure that Trump is playing golf?

    He might be digging a tunnel to freedom or establishing his own bunker.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Soon to find his burned remains in a ditch, partially covered with dirt. And forensic investigators will insist it really is him because they could only find one testicle.

  • JustDucky
    • Lars Littlefield

      Very good. BTW: Nice to see Ady Bryant channel Sarah the Hucklespokescow. She’s often underused on SNL 9IMHO)

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      That was SNL’s season finale last spring. They were seriously thinking that they’d all be out by the time of their season premiere this fall? Of this crowd, only Bannon is out, but still working behind the scenes (sending mixed signals).

  • safari

    Maybe he’s getting all the golf in he can before he ends up in the pokey?

    • He’s distracting himself from what’s going on. Retreating to one of the few things that give him pleasure, which is cheating like hell at golf.

      • safari

        You weren’t supposed to notice his “practice shots”.

    • kelven

      My thoughts exactly. I can’t wait till Trumpty Dumpty is denied two of his favorite pastimes – tweeting and golf.

    • thatotherjean

      Let us all hope so.

  • FAEN

    But Obama wore a tan suit 🙄.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      And Hillary has a vagina!!!!!!!!!
      OMG run!

    • lymis

      And let’s not even talk about Michelle’s visible arms.

  • EdA

    In comparison, W’s hobby of perpetually cutting brush on his comparatively few visits to Crawford seems only a mild diversion.

    And, as far as I know, the only report on Benedict Trump’s actual golf game — including whether 11 seven-day weeks worth of practice have improved it any — has come from Lindsay Graham.

  • boobert
  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/brianefallon/status/923746042184683520
    Meanwhile, if you want to know something bad that is going to happen next week, here it is.
    When these these four are confirmed, Trump will have put nine far right hacks on various circuit courts.
    And there will be more to come.
    Damn Republicans for their obstruction but damn Democrats even more for not caring about the courts the way Republicans do and always wanting to play nice.
    We will be paying for that for a long time to come.

    • Strepsi

      Honestly, the courts the one thing I am really angry at Obama for – he should have used every trick in the book to shame / FORCE his nominee through.

      • FAEN

        Agreed.

      • Ninja0980

        And when Democrats had control, the stupid blue slip should have been done away with.

      • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

        It would have been worth saying: “You declined to advise and consent, so I’m asking the supreme court to swear him in tomorrow.”

        • The_Wretched

          Exactly. It’s a viable argument they should have pushed.

    • Kenster999

      ^^^ THIS x1,000,000

    • Todd20036

      And these judges don’t give a fig about the law.

      They’re the ones who will all laws to pass that make LBGTs second class citizens, or even allow “reeducation” camps to “fix” us

      • Ninja0980

        Yup, and say with a straight face a woman having to drive 400 miles for an abortion isn’t an undue burden or that if a woman is harassed at her job, she should simply quit and find another one.
        If only it was that easy.

    • JT

      “But both candidates are the same. There’s no difference between them.”

  • Bluto
    • bkmn

      The Luna-tick reportedly has syphilis from all those sex parties he goes to. (Translation for Monica Cole – s*x p*rt**s)

      • MBear

        Sax portals

        • kareemachan

          Six Pertwees?

    • Gerald Parks

      Haaaaaahaaa! Very good!

  • Judas Peckerwood

    Do it while you can, asshole. There won’t be any golfing in prison.

  • Michael R
  • bkmn

    Such a shame Obama isn’t a few holes ahead of him to really piss him off.

    • OdieDenCO

      Obama will always be ahead of donny in every aspect of donnys pathetic little life. donny knows this and yes, it pisses him off.

    • David L. Caster

      I don’t expect Obama will be playing a Trump course anytime soon. He has too much class for that.

  • Raistlin

    27% of his days as president spent golfing.
    One one hand is a scandal, he’s not there to be on vacation. On the other hand it probably would be better if he spent all his time golfing…

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Aaaaaand I’m still not blocked…..

    https://twitter.com/sirlthr69/status/924334407791542273

    • KCMC

      yet.

  • OdieDenCO

    donny you can golf but you can’t hide.

  • SoCalGal20
    • Tomcat

      Lately the republican women have been as bad as the republican men so I just don’t get that good feeling anymore about women running for politics.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        True, I want only Dem women to run. Some GOP women would love a Republic of Gilead or are easily cowed into going along with their husbands’ desire for one.

  • Hue-Man

    O/T I’ve had two recommendations to read The New Yorker article on the Sackler family and how they made billions from the proliferation of opioids. (I’m not all the way through it.) Here’s a dinger.

    Almost immediately after OxyContin’s release, there were signs that
    people were abusing it in rural areas like Maine and Appalachia. If you
    ground the pills up and snorted them, or dissolved them in liquid and
    injected them, you could override the time-release mechanism and deliver
    a huge narcotic payload all at once. Perversely, users could learn
    about such methods by reading a warning label that came with each
    prescription, which said, “Taking broken, chewed or crushed OxyContin
    tablets could lead to the rapid release and absorption of a potentially
    toxic dose.”

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/30/the-family-that-built-an-empire-of-pain

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      This is what gets me. They throw death threats at football players who have only given them hours of entertainment but can’t be bothered to go after people killing their friends and family with junk pills.

    • Cattleya1

      I don’t have to read it. I called the DEA on Perdue Pharma and their rep years back after she came bearing a lavish lunch for our docs and staff. She sat there telling 6 internists that (despite the label) Oxycontin was just great for chronic daily headache – and it wasn’t all that addictive.

    • Dale Snyder

      Oxycontin can no longer be ground nor dissolved for such purposes. Oxycodone tablets can, but again that would be ABUSING the drug. Among other cases of arthritis I have three advanced degenerative spine diseases – basically my spine is collapsing. I take prescription Oxycodone AS PRESCRIBED and no pain killer works as well as it does for me. I couldn’t function without it. In no way is it addicting and it pisses me off that people abuse it to give it a horrible reputation when people like me rely on it to function in life.

  • Bluto

    President Obama golfed 303 times during his 8 year presidency, averaging 3.15 times per month.
    The mango moron has thus far golfed 76 times, averaging 8.44 times per month.

    Guess which one is an outrage & which one is okay doky.

    • Todd20036

      Not just that, but Obama took off roughly 1 day in 10. Trump takes off about every other day. More than that actually

      • canoebum

        Does ever do any work at all, really?

        • Lizard

          Only to destroy something, and anyone who’s ever built a sand castle knows how much faster it is to destroy something than to build it.

    • Gianni

      I want to see and hear some reporter back the Donald into a corner and insist on why the contradiction with his campaign pronouncement that, as President, he’d hardly have any time to golf because he’d be so busy working? Of course, he’d spin an answer about being so good and efficient at his job that he can easily get it all done and be on the course all he wants.I want to hear all the inanity possible from this dipshit Prez. Then Sarah Suckabee Sanders can be asked about the and then have her turn at speaking like the idiots they both are.

      • thatotherjean

        Hey, his voters wanted a businessman in office. Do CEOs work on weekends? Nah–they have underlings to do that. Nobody told Donnie that Presidenting wasn’t a 9 to 5 job, and the way he does it, it doesn’t even take up that much time.

  • Tomcat

    Donald, may your next stroke be your last stroke. Golfing pun deliberate.

    • Lars Littlefield

      I’ll drink excessively to that.

    • JWC

      Rather than a” hole in one” make it “One in the hole”

      • Gerald Parks

        Or just… ass hole!

    • kelven

      Personally I’m hoping he sticks around long enough to be executed for treason with electrocution my top choice.

      • canoebum

        I prefer a life sentence for him in the Florence SuperMax. I want him to be alone with no distractions for the last years of his life. No TV, no Twitter, no email. I want the guards and other inmates to remind him daily that they just don’t give a shit what he has to say and he better shut the fuck up or else.

  • Blackfork

    Motherfucker better swing it while he can. Impeach that fat bastard.

  • greenmanTN

    Seriously, could he BE any more boring? All he does is watch TV, golf, and talk about himself. He has no intellectual curiosity, none. He eats fast food, thinks spray painting everything gold is “classy,” tries to pass off forged artwork as genuine (you just know he has a few ‘real’ Thomas Kinkades though), and the only book we know he has read at least parts of is Hitler’s Speeches.

    Terri Schiavo would be a better dinner companion! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5de1cce109860eddd167e90b9cc8e9af57fb0b697cffb1a26aba16b20127eeef.gif

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I think his fans are equally as boring. They hate us because we challenge them. I still can’t get over this former homocon talking about trying to get some people he was hanging with at a convention to try Thai food and they demanded American.

      • greenmanTN

        I hate people like that. Years ago I was working in a university library and it was between terms so there were no students and entire departments could go eat lunch at the same time. My department and another, about 8 of us, went to a Chinese buffet. One woman from the other department, in her late 20s/early 30s, had NEVER had Chinese food before! No big deal, but things like beef and broccoli or pepper steak are hardly exotic so…

        She didn’t eat any of the “Chinese” food, only the really bad (frozen I’m sure) pizza, some beef roast, chicken nuggets, thoroughly bland food they keep on hand for children. WTF?! I was never that way, but then putting things in my mouth I wasn’t ‘supposed to’ didn’t end at the dinner table!

        https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51qqkxpvQ8L._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          I really think kids’ menus needs to be banned. Kids need to taste all kinds of food or they’ll never broaden their horizons. That your co-worker basically had the palate of a child is a testament to how bad habits stick around.

          Most Chinese American dishes have been totally designed for American tastes so I don’t understand any American who’s all terrified of it.

          • canoebum

            It is useful to remember that children’s palates are different than adults. What adult likes the flavor of Bazooka, really? I agree that kids should be encouraged to try different things; I was as a child and knew by age 6 that I loved lobster, when none of my siblings had any interest. But kids need time to grow more advanced sensibilities regarding food. Having kids menus in most restaurants also keeps the tantrums to a minimum and allows the adults to enjoy their meal. Some people do suffer from arrested development, as you point out, and that can be really annoying, especially for those of us who enjoy cooking and serving food.

    • Stogiebear

      Wouldn’t that be a scream if even his Kinkeades were fake!

  • SoCalGal20
  • Taylor Bixler

    Meanwhile
    71 percent of Puerto Ricans without power
    20 percent of Puerto Ricans without clean water
    MAGA!

  • anne marie in philly

    the human excrerment goes golfing AGAIN; why am I not surprised!

  • Gerald Parks

    Those little white balls are the biggest he touches all week!

  • Treant

    Shouldn’t he be home in a dark corner, worrying about being arrested?

  • Cuberly Deux

    The calculated misdirection with a YOUGE dose of cynicism…..I guess that’s all they got.

    https://twitter.com/PressSec/status/924288256577036289

  • David

    It’s Pride here in Savannah, Georgia.. on this beautiful, warm & sunny day.

  • boatboy_srq

    So. Much. Winning.

    #NotPatriotic

  • rednekokie

    Hmmm – seems to me it would be far more economically feasible just to make the WH lawn into a national golf course. At least, that way, we wouldn’t have to pay out millions for his entourage expenses.

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      Nah! Better make him rake up the statistics. When his supporters really start feeling it in their wallets might, just maybe, start paying attention. Otherwise, they won’t understand a thing.

  • MassageBear
  • Boy Elvis

    I’m not against presidents getting some downtime — they need it. But what happened to all the conservatives who used to complain about Obama’s time on the golf course?

  • FelineMama

    It’s not like he accomplishes anything, anyway, when he is in the White House. I think the staff encourages it.