Trump's daughter-in-law claims former president worked 'all day every day' in office
Donald Trump’s family is once again defending the former US president’s record, with his daughter-in-law Lara Trump now claiming the Republican – famed for making several visits to golf courses during his presidency – worked “all day everyday”.
Speaking to Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Ms Trump said: “I’m old enough to remember when we had a president who worked all day every day for the American people, and by the way, took no salary.
“Of course, I’m talking about Donald Trump, who in four years in office made $4. That’s right, because he had to take $1 a year.
“I struggle to figure out any job where you could just not show up for a quarter of the days and keep your job. I remember when the press and the Democrats would go crazy if Donald Trump got anywhere near a golf course.
“He clearly wasn’t golfing a quarter of his presidency.”
According to the appropriately named website
, the businessman made 298 daytime visits to golf clubs from his inauguration in 2016 to December 2020 – the last recorded instance where Trump attended a club while president.
The site claims the 298 visits cost the US taxpayer a small price of around $144,000,000.
Considering there are 365 days in a year and Trump was in office for four of them, the figure isn’t far off from being close to around a quarter of his presidency.
Ms Trump’s comments have since been dismissed as “gaslighting” and ridiculed by users online:
Golfing is not workhttps://twitter.com/Acyn/status/1483629689868414979\u00a0\u2026
— Vincent Dutat \ud83d\ude37\ud83d\ude37 \ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89 (@Vincent Dutat \ud83d\ude37\ud83d\ude37 \ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89)
It\u2019s the utter shamelessnessfor me!https://twitter.com/Acyn/status/1483629689868414979\u00a0\u2026
Is watching TV 6-7 hours a day, tweeting nonstop and golfing every weekend considered "work"?https://twitter.com/Acyn/status/1483629689868414979\u00a0\u2026
— Republicans against Trumpism (@Republicans against Trumpism)
Learning to be a blatant liar is apparently required to join the family.\n\nAside from the fact that he golfed more than any president in history, he never spent a day in his life working for anyone other than Donald Trump.https://twitter.com/Acyn/status/1483629689868414979\u00a0\u2026