Trump: Obama plays more golf ‘than people on the PGA Tour’
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump directed Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to build Trump Tower in Moscow during 2016 campaign: report DC train system losing 0k per day during government shutdown Senate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees 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 BoehnerMcCarthy, allies retaliate against Freedom Caucus leader House vote fails to quell storm surrounding Steve King House passes resolution condemning white nationalism MORE [R-Ohio] and playing with [Majority Leader] Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees McConnell blocks bill to reopen most of government Overnight Health Care: Thousands more migrant children may have been separated | Senate rejects bill to permanently ban federal funds for abortion | Women's March to lobby for 'Medicare for All' 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 BoehnerMcCarthy, allies retaliate against Freedom Caucus leader House vote fails to quell storm surrounding Steve King House passes resolution condemning white nationalism MORE played a round together in 2011, when they paired up to take down Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenLosing the fight against corruption and narco-trafficking in Guatemala Group aiming to draft Beto O’Rourke unveils first 2020 video Why Joe Biden (or any moderate) cannot be nominated 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.