But at least it kept him off of Twitter for several minutes, so thanks for continuing to make the necessary sacrifices, CIA.
You Have To Regularly Cover Up Golfing Trips
As of June 4th, Trump has taken 24 trips to golf courses during his presidency, or about four times as many as the average retired dad in the same timespan. Now, being president is a stressful job that needs some downtime, and golf can have political or diplomatic benefits if done with the right people. It's like masturbation for presidents -- everyone does it, and there's no shame in admitting it. But considering that Trump both frequently slammed Obama for his time on the links and swore that if he were elected he would be too busy to ever golf, the optics are not suuuper great.
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Trump's aides are aware of this, and now do everything they can to disguise his trips. When Trump visited his golf courses near Mar-a-Lago in February, his aides refused to acknowledge that golf occurred, even after the pro-golfers he played with discussed the games. When caught, they tried to downplay it -- when Rory McIlroy told a golf website about what it was like to shoot 18 holes with Trump, the White House insisted that Trump only played a couple of holes, and that he didn't even like it and was only doing it because Rory needed it.