Trump's team has declined to confirm that Trump was playing golf on weekends in Florida; reportedly, they told reporters that Trump "may" play golf, but that they didn't know for sure.
A month ago, for example, the White House gave misleading information about Trump's time on the course:
President Trump spent seven hours this weekend at Trump International Golf Club here, where a crisp breeze and cloudless skies beckoned golf lovers to the manicured 27-hole course.
Did he play any golf? “Very little,” Mr. Trump told reporters traveling with him on Sunday on Air Force One back to Washington…. The White House refused to provide any details…. Questions about whether the commander in chief also indulged in his favorite game went unanswered by White House officials traveling with the president.
But Trump did play, however. MSNBC's Steve Benen notes that Trump's own friends "posted a picture online leaving little doubt, and Trump’s “very little” comment made clear that the golf outing, which his aides were reluctant to acknowledge, actually happened."
Golf blogs and media reports also revealed that that Trump has played with top professional golfers such as Rory McIlroy. Trump also hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Palm Beach last month, playing a round of golf with him.
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