Donald Trump is back at his estate in Palm Beach, Florida, where he promised it would be a “working weekend”.
While we’re sure Trump will be working (or tweeting), Trump will also be golfing.
According to a press pool report at 9:26 a.m. on Saturday, Trump traveled to Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach to conduct meetings and phone calls.
He “might hit a few balls” too, the White House press office told the press pool, who reported that they are waiting on the names of who Trump might speak with and who may join him for golf.
Trump’s weekend schedule doesn’t list any events until 4 p.m. when the president will participate in a National Security Council meeting at the Mar-a-Lago. At 7:30 p.m., the president is slated to eat dinner with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (and Jeff Sessions).
Trump slammed former President Barack Obama for playing golf during his tenure, saying that he spent too much time on the sport when he should have been working.
But in his first weeks in office, Trump has taken time on FOUR weekend trips to his Florida estate to hit the golf course.
From People Magazine:
A recent Washington Post investigation estimated that the three weekends Trump has already spent at his Palm Beach resort have cost taxpayers $10 million dollars. At this rate, the Post said, Trump’s travel and security costs could reach hundreds of millions of dollars by the end of his four-year term.
Contributing to that estimate is the approximately $500,000 a day it costs to guard Trump’s wife, First Lady Melania Trump, in Trump Tower in New York City, where she has said she will remain with their son, Barron, 10, at least until he finishes the school year. According to police officials’ estimates reported by the Post, that amount could total $183 million a year.
The Post reported that the cost of the new first family’s elaborate lifestyle is “far beyond what has been typical for past presidents,” noting that the conservative group Judicial Watch estimated that Obama-related travel expenses totaled nearly $97 million over eight years.