Donald Trump Said He Had High-Level Meetings All Day Saturday, Then Went Golfing

Nathan Francis

Donald Trump's official White House schedule for Saturday was packed with what the president claimed were high-level meetings, but apparently, Trump had another plan in mind --- spending four hours going golfing at his Florida resort.

Trump made his seventh visit this weekend to his Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida, trips that have generated quite a bit of controversy after Trump's continued criticism of Barack Obama's travel costs during his tenure as president.

"President Obama's vacation is costing taxpayers millions of dollars—-Unbelievable!" Trump tweeted in 2012.

The trips to Mar-A-Lago cost a reported $3 million each and have raised concerns about security vulnerabilities.

Donald Trump also appears to have reversed on a common criticism of Obama, namely how much the Democratic president spent golfing. Trump tweeted a number of times about Obama going golfing, but now has already made 10 visits to his Trump-branded golf courses in only his first eight weeks as president.

Trump made another visit on Saturday. Though his official White House schedule said that Trump would be in meetings and high-level phone calls during the day on Saturday, the CEO of the news site NewsMax blew Trump's cover by tweeting a picture of Trump hitting the links at his golf course.

As White House correspondents have noted, the White House is apparently taking great lengths to keep Trump's frequent golf trips a secret.

"I would rarely leave the White House because there's so much work to be done," Trump told a reporter in 2015 (via Think Progress).

"I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a president that takes time off… You don't have time to take time off."

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