With his administration marred by scandals, a confused 70-year-old man keeps forgetting to show up at his new job and instead, he has repeatedly gone golfing. The former reality-TV host claims he didn’t realize that being the alleged leader of the free world would be a difficult job. So, instead of addressing the problems affecting the nation, he’s either tweeting or on the golf course, or both.
The Twitter-addicted amateur president is playing golf at a Trump-owned golf course for the 17th time in 12 weeks, raising more concerns over his mounting conflicts of interest.
Trump’s frequent trips to his palatial Florida resort have so far cost taxpayers more than $21 million, according to a report by CNN. At this rate, he will easily surpass Obama’s travel total for his entire term in office — the comparatively measly sum of $97 million.
Trump arrived at his languid Florida resort on Thursday, this time without the usual retinue of top aides who have accompanied him in the past, even as global tensions flare.
Trump boarded Air Force One solo, according to CNN. Reince Priebus, his chief of staff, escorted the President to Joint Base Andrews in his armored limousine but didn’t make the trip to Florida.
The trip coincides with a closely watched anniversary in North Korea, where analysts have said the rogue regime may be preparing for a sixth nuclear test.
It would be the first test under the Trump administration, and his response will be scrutinized in Pyongyang and Washington. Trump has spoken out aggressively against North Korea this week, saying that his recent meeting with China’s Xi made him realize how complicated the problem was.
This is Trump’s 17th golf outing in just 12 weeks. We get it, Donald. You’re tired and what better place to take a break than the Sunshine state? After all, he’s been on the job for a whopping two and a half months.