Saturday, November 7, 2020

What did Donald Trump do today?

He lost.

With the vote count in the decisive state of Pennsylvania favoring Joe Biden more and more, national news networks declared him the presumptive winner of the election this morning. 

Trump received the news where he has spent much of his presidency: on the golf course. Specifically, he was on the links at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia. 

It was Trump's 294th visit to a golf course as president. If he were to quit the game today—which seems unlikely—he would have spent every fifth day of his term in office traveling to and from a Trump-branded golf course at taxpayer expense. 

As a candidate, Trump criticized President Obama for playing golf, although Obama only hit the links about once every other week on average. Trump claimed he would be too busy to play as president.

Why should I care?

  • It's very possible that if Trump had played less golf, and worked much harder at being president, he would not have lost the election.