Trump said he was going 'back to work' but went to play golf instead

Ryan Butcher@ryanjohnbutcher
Thursday 28 December 2017 12:15
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The Oxford Dictionary defines self-awareness as a "conscious knowledge of one's own character, feelings, motives, and desires".

Bearing that in mind, we think it's safe to say that Donald Trump doesn't have it in buckets.

Otherwise, why would tweet to his millions of followers that he was going "back to work" but go and hit a round instead?

Despite saying he was going to be making America great again from Boxing Day, the former reality TV star and 45th President of the United States was spotted on his golf course in West Palm Beach, in Florida, on 26 and 27 December.

The President has been holed up in his Mar-a-Lago resort over Christmas but reportedly arrived at the nearby two-course Trump International Golf Club just after 9am each morning.

According to NBC News, his Wednesday trip marked the 86th day he had spent at one of his golfing resorts since he became President, which accounts for around one in four days of his Presidency.

It was also his 112th day at a Trump-owned property since taking office.

And even though CNN cameras caught Trump literally swinging his clubs at the course on Tuesday, the White House would not confirm whether or not the President was actually golfing - although it did say he had a full schedule of meetings and calls.

By Wednesday, even though Trump was confirmed to be at the golf course, CNN's cameras were being obscured by a white truck making it impossible to obtain footage.

Although the Secret Service has said it wasn't them, the White House has yet to clarify whether or not they had anything to do with the white truck.

Picture: Screengrab / CNN(Picture: Screengrab / CNN)

Despite being incredibly vocal about the amount of golf Barack Obama played during his Presidency, Trump is on track to play more golf in four years than his predecessor did in eight.

And to further demonstrate Trump's lack of self-awareness, we've dug out a couple of choice quotes Trump made while bashing Obama on the campaign trail.

On 4 February 2016, Trump said: "

I love golf, but if I were in the White House, I don't think I'd ever see Turnberry again, I don't think I'd ever see Doral again - I owen Doral in Miami - I don't think I'd ever see many of the places that I have. 

I just want to stay in the White House and work my ass off and make great deals.

And on 18 June 2015, on Morning Joe, Trump said that if he were to become President there "won't be time to go on vacations, there won't be time to go golfing all the time".

Whichever way you look at it, Trump's golfing record is probably subpar right now.

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