The day after he reportedly heard the news that he had lost the 2020 election while on a golf course in Virginia, President Donald Trump returned for a second trip.
According to the White House media pool, the President’s motorcade arrived at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling on November 8 at 9:57 a.m.
The President was met by supporters and protesters waving flags and banners as he drove his motorcade into the golf course.
According to CNN, this is the 300th time Trump has visited one of his golf courses during his tenure.
An independent Web site, Trump Golf Count, puts the number slightly lower, claiming that Trump has visited his courses 284 times since his inauguration in January 2017, with at least 141 visits having been golfing.
That same morning President-Elect Joe Biden, his wife and several grandchildren arrived at 10:30 a.m. for mass at St. Joseph On the Brandywine Catholic Church in Wilmington, according to the White House press pool.
Trump attended the same golf course on Saturday around the same time several news organizations, including Fox News and the Associated Press, stated that Biden had won the election.
Arriving at his golf course with an accordion for the press pool, Trump “wore a white maga cap, a windbreaker, dark pants, a non-clothing shirt and shoes that look suitable for golf.
Trump has been criticized for the time he spends on the golf course, especially since he was so critical of how often his predecessor Barack Obama played the game while he was in the White House. The Trump Golf Count estimates that Obama played Golf 306 during his eight-year presidency, slightly more than Trump, with two months left of his four years in the White House.
In July, Trump defended himself against criticism by saying he played for practice, even when he was doing presidential work.
President Trump is now on his VA golf course for the second day in a row. This is at least his 300th day as president, part of which he has spent on a golf course.
This is his 411th day as President, at least part of which he will have spent on one of his properties.
– Kevin Bohn (@KevinBohnCNN) November 8, 2020
President Trump has just arrived at the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia, his 300th visit to one of his golf clubs during his presidency. Trump has not spoken publicly since his election defeat yesterday.
– Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) November 8, 2020
“I know many in business and politics who work endlessly, in some cases to the point of exhaustion. It’s their number one passion in life, but nobody complains,” he twittered. “My ‘routine’ is to almost never play a quick round of golf during the week. Obama played more and much longer rounds, no problem.
“When I play, fake news CNN and others park themselves wherever they can to get an idea and then yell ‘President Trump is playing golf’. Actually I play VERY fast, work a lot on the golf course and get a ‘little’ bit of exercise. Not bad!”…