President Trump walks into a vehicle as he leaves Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., on April 9. (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS)
President Trump was quick to criticize then-President Barack Obama for golfing, but that didn’t stop him from hitting the course for the 16th time over the weekend.
The President was spotted golfing at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. Sunday, according to reports.
Trump, wearing a white polo shirt and a red cap, left for the golf course around 9:30 a.m., according to White House pool reports.
He was also seen hitting the links there on Saturday. The President’s recent outings came after he hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago estate and briefed the media on the launching of 59 Tomahawk missiles into a Syrian air base on Thursday.
President Trump golfed yet again this weekend. (DAMIAN DOVARGANES/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Like Obama, the current commander-in-chief is an avid golfer. Trump had regularly blasted Obama for golfing while in office, including a time when he criticized the former President for hitting the golf course instead of consulting with lawmakers about Syria.
“PresObama is not busy talking to Congress about Syria..he is playing golf …go figure,” Trump tweeted in 2013.
Obama golfed 333 times in his two terms as President, according to CBS News reporter Mark Knoller. His first documented golf outing was on April 26, 2009, according to CNN.
Former President Barack Obama golfed 333 times during his two terms in the White House. (HUGH GENTRY/REUTERS)
The President’s trips to Florida have already cost taxpayers at least $24 million dollars — roughly as much as what Obama spent in eight years, the Independent reported.
Obama’s travel bill totaled to $97 million during his eight-year presidency, about $12.1 million a year. Trump, on the other hand, reportedly spent $10 million in his first month as President, according to the Independent.
The President is expected to return to Washington later on Sunday.