Trump hits the golf course after Christmas

Trump hits the golf course after Christmas
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President TrumpDonald TrumpMyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News Haaland, Native American leaders press for Indigenous land protections Simone Biles, Vince Lombardi and the courage to walk away MORE visited his West Palm Beach, Fla., golf course the day after Christmas.

The president arrived at the Trump International Golf Club just after 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

He is playing golf with Georgia Sen. David Perdue (R), PGA tour player Bryson DeChambeau and former pro golfer Dana Quigley, according to the White House. 


Trump did not venture out to the golf course on Christmas Day, staying at his nearby Mar-a-Lago resort, where he is spending the winter holidays with his family.

The president, who has said he is on a “working vacation,” tweeted on Christmas night that he would get “back to work” Tuesday.

“I hope everyone is having a great Christmas, then tomorrow it’s back to work in order to Make America Great Again (which is happening faster than anyone anticipated)!” he wrote

Trump is set to be at Mar-a-Lago through the holidays, returning to Washington in January.

The White House has defended Trump's rounds with lawmakers as an effort to build ties in Congress. Perdue was ranked by Golf Digest last year as the best golfer among elected officials in Washington.

Many presidents played golf, especially while on vacation. But Trump's aides rarely say whether the president is playing golf when he visits his courses.


Another exception came Saturday, when the White House said Trump played a round with three professional golfers.

During his 2016 campaign, Trump promised he would largely give up the game if were elected president.

“I'm going to be working for you. I'm not going to have time to go play golf. Believe me," Trump said during an August 2016 rally in Virginia.

Tuesday marks Trump’s 85th visit to one of his golf properties as president, according to a tally kept by NBC News.

— This story was updated at 10:24 am.