Despite repeatedly criticizing President Barack Obama for his golf trips over the years, and saying that he would "rarely leave the White House," President Donald Trump has reportedly spent a third of his presidency at his properties or golfing.
Over Christmas, President Trump visited his Mar-a-Lago resort yet again. And despite taking to Twitter on Christmas day to say that he'd return to work on the 26th, President Donald Trump was spotted golfing with Georgia Senator David Perdue, as well as PGA tour player Bryson DeChambeau, and former pro golfer Dana Quigley.
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
President Trump was also on the course on Christmas Eve and the 23rd.
On Wednesday, as CNN attempted to record the President's golfing through breaks in the tree line, a large truck moved in to obscure their cameras.
Yes, this is an actual thing that happened.
The truck didn't seem to belong to the Secret Service, though. They provided a statement to CNN's Kevin Liptak.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff also denied that they ordered the truck to block the view of reporters.
Though CNN's Brianna Keilar pointed out that the truck parked in an area that most likely would have been in the Secret Service's security cordon, and that the driver was seen covering his face from cameras as he moved the truck back and forth. The driver was reportedly around for one hole, driving away as the President finished.
That leaves a question. Who does the truck belong to? The Internet has their theories.
Others weren't happy about the stunt.
I care that it costs so much , and he won’t reinstate CHIP. Every charge to the secret service for staying at his resort to guard him goes right into his pocket— lucy ... (@southbeachbound) December 27, 2017
Not only that, he's also profiting from the cost of the golf cart rentals that secret service uses, the cost of rooms for security/ agents/ staff, etc. We're all paying HIM each time for the entourage that typically travels w/ him as president. THAT'S what should tick folks off.— China (@FloridaChina) December 27, 2017
Is this real...Is that an AMERICAN PRESIDENT acting like that??? WOW— The Question (@GodlySports76) December 27, 2017
Who's paying the truck driver to do this? Middle and lower class taxpayers are.— BarbB (@babalou137) December 27, 2017
Endless ways to waste money.
Mysterious white truck blocked TV news crew from getting shots of Trump playing golf in Fla., I’m told. As photojournalist moved the camera, he said, truck moved w/him to block the picture. The unmarked truck parked when Trump was apparently at hole, then drove off after.— Paul Farhi (@farhip) December 27, 2017
Trump at the golf course again has he no work to do park a truck so no one can see me— Robertconnor (@Robertc27060743) December 28, 2017
So far taxpayers are on the hook for 100 million $ for his golfing at his own resorts. It's going to take a lot more than a box truck to hide this fact come next election day— Dr. Edward Alley (@all_eddy) December 28, 2017
Back to work? My desk is a lot messier than his. That's because I WORK. Trump pretends & shuffles papers.
Using a truck to block CNN from covering and filming Trump’s obvious golfing routine is pathetic and shameful. The American public wants to know and should know the truth at what the commander-in-Chief does.— Pablo Kutter (@Mossimo77) December 28, 2017
Some were more supportive of the President.
I LOVE DONALD J. TRUMP!!— Mike (@mike_Zollo) December 28, 2017
HAHAHAHA! President Trump sent a big box truck in front of @CNN so they couldn't film him golfing! BRILLIANT!
Listen to this CNN "reporter" complaining that the Trump WH doesn't tell them when he's golfing or where he's going...
HE DOESN'T NEED TO! pic.twitter.com/NsO7HdfX1h
What do you think?