Trump: Obama plays more golf ‘than people on the PGA Tour’
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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFranklin Graham says Trump comeback would 'be a very tough thing to do' Man suspected in wife's disappearance accused of casting her ballot for Trump Stefanik: Cheney is 'looking backwards' MORE is encouraging President Obama to use the golf course to make deals with GOP leadership, noting the president has played more during his time in office than some golfing professionals.

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“The problem with the president, he’s played more than people on the PGA Tour,” Trump said in an interview with The Daily Caller on Wednesday. “He plays a lot. He’s like a touring professional in terms of the amount of play.”

Trump, who is an avid golfer and owns several courses around the world, said the president should try to take his work with him out on the links.

“Golf can be a great tool for making deals, but you can’t play with your friends, you have to play with people that you’re looking to — for instance, playing with [House Speaker] John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerBipartisanship has become a partisan weapon The Memo: Lawmakers on edge after Greene's spat with Ocasio-Cortez What's a party caucus chair worth? MORE [R-Ohio] and playing with [Majority Leader] Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBipartisanship has become a partisan weapon Washington showing signs of normalcy after year of restrictions Former OMB pick Neera Tanden to serve as senior adviser to Biden MORE [R-Ky.] and playing with people like that you need to make deals with,” Trump said. “It can be an amazing tool for getting things done and for making deals.

“If the president would use golf as a tool more than he does, I think it would be very positive,” the 2016 GOP front-runner continued.

Obama and BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerBipartisanship has become a partisan weapon The Memo: Lawmakers on edge after Greene's spat with Ocasio-Cortez What's a party caucus chair worth? MORE played a round together in 2011, when they paired up to take down Vice President Joe BidenJoe Biden28 Senate Democrats sign statement urging Israel-Hamas ceasefire Franklin Graham says Trump comeback would 'be a very tough thing to do' Schools face new pressures to reopen for in-person learning MORE and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R). The Speaker later said he was unlikely to do so again because people get “bent out of shape.”

The president has played 248 rounds of golf during his time in office. His predecessor, former President George W. Bush, played 24 times — cutting back significantly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Dwight D. Eisenhower holds the record for a chief executive, reportedly playing more than 800 rounds during his eight-year presidency.