On Sunday, Lindsay E. Walters, a spokeswoman, told reporters traveling with the president that while at his golf club, Trump "may step out to hit balls, but I can not confirm that at this time".
"I'm going to be working for you".
Borders said he grew up in West Palm Beach and sold Trump popcorn one time when he was a teen. The presidency is an overwhelmingly hard job, and the office-holder is certainly entitled to a handful of hours every week to take a load off.
"I'm not sure that anyone understood that when the president referred to Mar-a-Lago as the "Southern White House" he really meant to visit nearly every week", Rep. Theodore E. Deutch, a Democrat who represents Palm Beach. If he's playing today and it is indeed his 10th golf outing, that's a rate of once every 5.9 days.
Now that Trump is President, the comments are coming back to complicate his golf habit.
"Your pooler has been informed (thank you Shannon Pettypiece) that Christopher Ruddy tweeted a picture of POTUS at the club with a golf glove on", White House pool reporter wrote Saturday afternoon. Also joined on the course by two-time U.S. Open champion Ernie Els. Golf blog NoLayingUp.com later revealed Trump played 18 holes with four-time major champion Rory McIlroy.
The frequency with which Trump plays golf isn't really an issue - just as it wasn't for former President Barack Obama. He then held "a long and very fruitful call with President Michel Temer of Brazil", and met with Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, his national security adviser, on North Korea.
A president's golf play is far from controversial: In fact, it's the most common pastime of the country's leaders.
When the question arose again later in the day, after the president had departed the course, she could not confirm it at that time either.
Recent reports have confirmed that he is spending this weekend at Mar-a-Lago again - bringing the total weekends spent in Trump-owned property to seven in a row. "Have been told that the president took meetings and phone calls at the club and may have stepped out to hit a few balls". The fact that the president golfs is less important than the fact that he routinely promised voters before the election that he'd do the opposite.