The White House did not disclose whether Trump played golf over the weekend, but a photo posted on Twitter by Newsmax chief executive Christopher Ruddy, a friend of the president, showed Trump wearing a golfing glove and posing with two others at the club.
Trump and Japan's Abe played golf on February 11 at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, then visited Trump International Golf Club in unincorporated West Palm Beach.
It's particularly noteworthy that Walker's question highlighted the contradictory nature of Trump's own frequent golf trips and the constant criticism he issued against Barack Obama before and after he became a presidential candidate.
White House aides have been coy about Trump's golfing trips, saying Sunday that he was working at his club and "may hit a few balls".
Now that Trump is President, the comments are coming back to complicate his golf habit.
But White House spokesman Sean Spicer also said Trump's right to "privacy" is one reason that the Trump administration hasn't trumpeted the outcomes of his meetings on golf courses. "But was not given a confirmation as to whether he played any golf". Trump tweeted in 2014.
The trips to Mar-A-Lago cost a reported $3 million each and have raised concerns about security vulnerabilities.Читайте также: Anti-Muslim leader's appointment as new Uttar Pradesh chief raises questions
If Trump and his team now believe he was wrong, I'd love to hear them say so.
President Donald Trump was a frequent critic of his predecessor's frequent golf games.
The reporter followed up by asking why the details of "productive meetings" on the golf course are not being shared with the media.
Spicer also said Trump's visits to golf clubs don't mean he's actually played golf.
"You saw him utilize this as opportunity with Prime Minister Abe to help foster deeper relationships in Asia and have a growing relationship that's going to help US interests", Spicer told reporters. "The president is entitled to a bit of privacy at some point", Spicer said.
"On a couple of occasions, he's actually conducted meetings there, he's had phone calls", Spicer added.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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