On Christmas, President Trump proclaimed from his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida that the day after the holiday, he would be heading “back to work.”
“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.
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)!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 25, 2017
But it appears Trump either operates with an unusual concept of “work,” or was lying. Because Trump began the following morning by live-tweeting his favorite show, Fox & Friends — a show he regularly reacts to on Twitter, despite his recent proclamation that he does “not watch much television.”
WOW, @foxandfrlends “Dossier is bogus. Clinton Campaign, DNC funded Dossier. FBI CANNOT (after all of this time) VERIFY CLAIMS IN DOSSIER OF RUSSIA/TRUMP COLLUSION. FBI TAINTED.” And they used this Crooked Hillary pile of garbage as the basis for going after the Trump Campaign!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2017
After watching some TV, Trump headed to his Trump International Golf Club, where he was caught on camera playing golf at one of his golf courses for the 85th visit since taking office less than a year ago.
Trump on the golf course today, captured by CNN cameras https://t.co/hctg9sO23e
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 26, 2017
Then, on Wednesday morning, Trump headed back to the Trump International Golf Club for his 86th visit to one of his golf courses since taking office.
Trump is playing golf again today, which means the Secret Service will have to pay taxpayer money to the club Trump still profits from as president, to protect while he plays rounds of golf he said he wouldn't play pic.twitter.com/YCInkdINpF
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) December 27, 2017
There are no public events on Trump’s calendar for Wednesday.
Though Trump’s “back to work” tweet has been belied by the evidence, Fox News covered it on Tuesday as though it was true.
Three-part story pic.twitter.com/p5nzTRWdRg
— Joe (@JoeTacopino) December 27, 2017
During the campaign, Trump — who regularly criticized President Obama for allegedly golfing too much — promised that if elected, he would rarely leave the White House and wouldn’t have time for golf.
But during his first year in office, Trump has taken an unprecedented number of vacation days and made 112 visits to properties he still owns from which he profits.