Washington( CNN) No drives , no putts and no chance for a hole-in-one. The government shutdown — and some dreary Washington winter weather — have resulted in President Donald Trump’s longest stretch away from the golf course since taking office.
In his first two years in office, Trump easily outperformed President Barack Obama’s golf outings over the same time period. By CNN’s record keeping, Trump has expended 166 days at a golf club and 212 days at a Trump property. By comparison, it took Obama until the end of his first word to even hit 100 rounds of golf, according to Mark Knoller of CBS News, who maintains detailed statistics of presidencies.
“I mean he’s played more golf than most people on the PGA Tour, this guy, ” Trump said of Obama in his final public appearance of the 2016 campaign in New Hampshire. “What is it, over 300 rounds? Hey, appear, it’s good. Golf is fine. But always play with leaders of countries and people that can help us! Don’t play with your friends all the time.”