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Trump Apologist Tries To Defend The Donald Playing Golf At Taxpayer Expense, Fails Miserably (VIDEO)

The one thing Donald Trump loves more than anything else in the world is playing golf while you and I pick up the tab. Since he was inaugurated, Trump has played several million rounds of golf (only a mild overstatement), and has even resorted to telling the media he’s “working” when in fact he’s out on the golf course.

Trump’s golf obsession was the topic on CNN Monday evening, with host Don Lemon announcing:

“We crunched the numbers and found that president has spent six weekends and a total of 21 days at Mar-a-Lago, the total cost of those trips around $21.6 million.”

Bakari Sellers, a CNN contributor, added:

“Just for pure numbers sake, in the first 81 days of office, President Obama went to the golf course zero times. Let’s talk about the fiscal accountability or lack thereof and the fact is Trump is on a pace to spend more money traveling in his first year.”

That led Lemon to interject:

“We heard so much from Donald Trump about President Obama going to the golf course and playing and look that: 17 times Obama zero times. If you don’t see the hypocrisy in that, then you don’t want to see it, you’re blind.”

Asked to comment, conservative Ben Ferguson offered up one of the most ludicrous defenses of laziness you will ever hear:

“Three points here. One, what has the national debt done under the spending under this president? Has it gone up or has it gone down?”

The other panelists began rolling their eyes and laughing, leading Lemon to note:

“We’re talking about golfing and going to your vacation home.”

Attempting to recover, Ferguson then said:

“When he was in Mar-a-Lago just a few days ago, was he not with one of the biggest leaders of the world and were they not spending time talking about North Korea and were they not doing it while they were playing golf?”


“He can’t do that in D.C., Camp David?”

Desperate, Ferguson replied:

“When you go down there and you meet and spend quality time playing golf with a world leader, there is a relationship being built.”

The discussion was finally concluded with Lemon telling Ferguson:

“You can never criticize — we show the tape of the president being hypocritical and you go, ‘no he’s not.’ You can’t even acknowledge it and you have no credibility when you do that.”

No credibility is the operating principle for both Donald Trump and his failed administration.

Here’s the discussion, which begins at about the 58:56 mark:

This article was originally published by the same author at

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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