Trump, who just eight weeks into office has already made 10 trips to green, was a repeated and vicious critic of his predecessor's penchant for playing the game - but the criticism shouldn't apply to the current White House occupant because he uses the game to "help USA interests".
Spicer said that Trump is using golf differently than President Obama.
Since taking office, however, Trump, an avid golfer who is reportedly a better player than his predecessor, has not shied away from his favorite pastime.
During Obama's eight years in office, anytime he stepped foot outside the confines of the White House, he was criticized and demonized. "And so to start to look at some individual who was there for a short period of time, or separately individuals who really didn't play a role in the campaign and suggest those are the basis for anything, is a bit ridiculous". In fact, at this point, it might just as well serve the United States if Trump spent 7 days a week playing golf rather than getting his dirty fingerprints on everything.
The White House has repeatedly denied any collusion with Russian Federation over its meddling in the 2016 election.
"You saw him utilize this as an opportunity with [Japanese] Prime Minister [Shinzo] Abe to help foster a deeper relationship in southeast Asia. and have a growing relationship that's going to help U.S. interests", Spicer said.
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Trump also visited his course in Sterling, Virginia, on March 11 for a meeting. But the Obama White House regularly disclosed to the press corps when the president was playing golf, on weekends and even on vacation.
For example, according to the Palm Beach Post, the White House told reporters that the president would be having meetings and making phone calls at Trump International Golf Club on Saturday. "People jump to the conclusion he's going to play golf". We don't have time for this.
And before he ran for president, Trump would tweet about Obama's golfing.
Businessmen nationwide know that a game of golf with clients and fellow businessmen can achieve some things for their work life, but it's hard to sell to the Average Joe that President Trump is spending his time driving a golf cart in a polo and khaki's for their own good.
Trump's aides have not done so.