On Feb. 3, Axios published a leaked presidential schedule showing a whopping 60 percent of Donald Trump’s daily schedule for the last three months consisted of “executive time” with no meetings, calls, or official duties listed. Axios reviewed 51 private schedules, and they showed that Trump spent 297 hours of “executive time” and only 77 hours in meetings.
What does he do during executive time? We know he obsessively watches cable news stories about himself. We know we often turns to Twitter to talk about himself or to attack others who are critical of him. We know he’s made 156 visits to Trump golf properties since taking office, at an estimated cost of $87,000,000 to taxpayers. And now we know he recently had an indoor room-sized golf simulator installed in the White House.
President Trump has installed a room-sized “golf simulator” game at the White House, which allows him to play virtual rounds at courses all over the world by hitting a ball into a large video screen, according to two people told about the system.
That system replaced an older, less sophisticated golf simulator that had been installed under President Obama, according to two people with knowledge of the previous system.
Trump’s system cost about $50,000, and was put in during the last few weeks in a room in his personal quarters, a White House official said.
An anonymous official told the Washington Post Donald Trump paid for the simulator himself. Forgive me, but I’m gonna need to see those receipts, especially since nobody made this claim on the record.
Interesting to note this golf simulator was installed “during the last few weeks.” Donald Trump signed the stopgap funding bill on Jan. 25, 2019. When exactly was this simulator installed? Was this work going on during the shutdown of the federal government? The public deserves to know.