WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump recently installed a new golf simulator at the White House, according to a Washington Post report.
Trump paid the bill for the fixture the size of a $ 50,000 coin, announced the post, noting that it was replacing a less advanced system previously installed by President Barack Obama. The simulator allows you to play virtual golf games by hitting balls on a big screen. It's unclear where the match is at the White House, but the Post notes that it's somewhere in his personal quarters.
Post, citing unnamed sources, said Trump had not yet used the new equipment, which had been installed in recent weeks.
The White House did not immediately respond to today's US demands for the simulator.
Much attention has been paid to Trump's love for golf. During his first two years in power, the President spent more than 160 days playing golf, much of it in one of his properties and golf clubs in the United States and at the same time. foreign, according to CNN estimates.
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Trump spent more days on the golf course than Obama, although before becoming president, Trump frequently criticized Obama for the time he spent playing the sport.
"President Obama held an important meeting on the Ebola epidemic in N.Y.C., with people from all over the country, but decided to play golf!" Trump tweeted in 2014.
The installation of the golf equipment comes in the midst of a scrutiny of the leaked copies of Trump's agenda, where 50 to 60 percent of his days at the office were labeled "executive time", which means he has no meetings or official activity.
Two waves of disclosed hours granted to Axios generated a wave of indignation and indignation from people claiming that the leak revealed that the president spent most of his time watching Fox News. , tweeting or chatting on the phone.
White House acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, said it was intended to identify the staff member who leaked Trump's personal calendar to the media, declaring earlier this week. that he was hoping "to have a resolution about it this week".
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On Sunday, the president posted a tweet in response to Axios' first report on disclosed schedules. He explained that "executive time" should be "reported as positive, not negative".
"When you use the term" executive time ", I usually work without relaxing.In fact, I probably work more hours than almost every former president," Trump said on Twitter.
He then added another tweet explaining that when he took office, the US government was so "messy" that he "had no choice but to work very long hours!"
Contribute: William Cummings