As of Sunday, after Biden played two weekend rounds in Delaware, the current president had logged nine golf outings, compared with at least 36 for Trump at the same point in his presidency, according to former CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller. Former President Barack Obama had golfed 20 times at this juncture, and former President George W. Bush seven, Knoller noted in a tweet.
Biden Golf Scoreboard
By my count, Biden today playing 9th round of golf as Pres. Compares at same point in presidency with:
TRUMP – at least 36
OBAMA – 20
GW BUSH – 7
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 12, 2021
Trump criticized Obama for the amount of golf he played and infamously said in 2016 that “I’m not going to have time to go play golf.” Yet he was able to clear his calendar for at least 289 rounds while in office, according to a HuffPost tally in late December 2020.
Many of Trump’s outings were at his own resorts, which allowed him to profit from his leisure. He left taxpayers footing the bill for more than $151.5 million in travel and security costs for his hobby, HuffPost has reported.
Trump even bragged about winning a club golf tournament that he didn’t participate in.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.