Despite extensive efforts by the White House to suppress reports of Trump golfing, CNN producer Kevin Liptak was able to stealthily take photos of Trump doing just that today.
President Trump playing a round of golf Saturday at his club in West Palm Beach pic.twitter.com/aJ4utIM8po
— Kevin Liptak (@Kevinliptakcnn) April 8, 2017
Trump is currently at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, where he was met with protestors upon his arrival.
The White House has been cracking down on leaks such as these, often going to draconian lengths to make sure that unflattering information does not get out. Spicer has reportedly checked his aides’ cell phones to confirm that they haven’t communicated with the press.
In one leak, Jennifer Jacobs, a White House reporter for Bloomberg News, tweeted out a photo of garbage bags blacking out the windows at Jupiter golf club “to give Trump privacy as he golfs.”
Trump's press corps has been placed in a basement suite at Jupiter golf club. Black plastic over windows to give Trump privacy as he golfs. pic.twitter.com/8zbqi5HGSD
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) February 11, 2017
In another instance, the White House simply lied to the press pool, claiming that he was in meetings. On March 26, Trump was reportedly in three separate meetings at Trump National Golf Club in Virginia when this tweet from CNBC’s Steve Kopack surfaced:
While Trump has proven that he can’t govern, at least his golf game is getting some attention. After spending more American taxpayer money in two weeks than Obama spent in two years, let’s hope that he doesn’t bankrupt the government working on his swing.
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Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.