President Donald Trump is a good golfer for a 70-year-old. Just ask four-time major champion Rory McIlroy, who recently played 18 holes with the new president.
“He probably shot around 80,” McIlroy told the New York Times. “He’s a decent player for a guy in his 70s!”
He might not be able to shoot his age, but an 80 is a pretty good score. Especially when considering how busy the president must be.
Despite responsibilities like filling hundreds of still vacant federal job openings, working with congress to implement his many campaign promises and keeping America safe as commander in chief, Trump has spent one fifth of his days as president so far on the golf course.
By comparison, Barack Obama — according to Mark Knoller, a White House correspondent for CBS News — played 333 rounds of golf while serving as president. Of his 2,922 days in office, that means he played golf just around 11 percent of the time, or one-tenth.
Trump is on pace to play twice as much golf as Obama.
Why does this matter?
The president certainly has the right, as does anyone else living in a free country, to engage in whatever leisure activities he prefers. But Trump is a hypocrite. Just check his Twitter.