Trump Golfs For 111th Time Since Taking Office

Golf News reports:

Trump arrived at the DC-area golf club at 10:30 a.m., per CBS reporter Mark Knoller. The round of golf was his first of the weekend, coming after Trump made controversial remarks on Saturday night in a speech in Cleveland. Expect Trump to spend more weekends when in D.C. at this 36-hole facility which hosted the 2017 Senior PGA Championship.

The White House doesn’t typically acknowledge Trump was even playing golf. That is commonplace policy, particularly when Trump isn’t playing with celebrities or pro golfers or doesn’t have something to flaunt. Typically, the White House press pool indicates when Trump arrives at his golf clubs, then they are held in a holding location until Trump is done and moves to his next location.

A related story from the Palm Beach Post:

Political groups and candidates are increasingly booking events at Mar-a-Lago and other Trump properties. The result, as a review of federal state and local election records by The Palm Beach Post shows, is that Mar-a-Lago has emerged as a magnet for GOP political candidates while political fundraising appears to be a lucrative revenue stream for its owner, who happens to be the President of the United States.

The RNC has quickly become Mar-a-Lago’s second-best customer, behind the Trump campaign itself. The party wrote the single biggest check to Mar-a-Lago during Trump’s campaign for the GOP nomination — for a total of $423,371 — on May 18, 2016. It was among the first checks cut by the RNC after it signed a fundraising agreement with the Trump campaign a day earlier.

To the south, at Trump National Doral near Miami, the RNC has also ramped up spending. Before Trump’s nomination, the RNC had never hosted an event at the club. On July 26, 2016 — a week after Trump’s nomination — the RNC spent $114,986.92 on a fundraiser there. The Trump Organization can expect another check from the RNC, which hosted its annual spring meeting at the Trump National Doral near Miami last week.