Saturday, March 11, 2017

What did Donald Trump do today?

He played golf for the ninth time since taking office seven weeks ago.

Presidents and golf have a long history, so Trump playing the game--even more than once a week--isn't really news in and of itself. But Trump spent so much of the Obama administration supposedly outraged by Obama's time on the links that it's difficult to keep track of how many times Trump fumed about it on Twitter or on the campaign trail. 

Trump's aides are aware of the bad optics, and have euphemistically referred to full rounds of golf as Trump "playing a few holes" or "hitting some balls." In one case they literally taped garbage bags over press room windows in order to prevent photographs from leaking out.

Why should I care about this?

  • Attacking others for things you are ashamed of about yourself is called projection, and it's not a sign of good mental health.