President Trump supposedly had a $50k golf simulator installed in the White House
Does that mean fewer trips to Mar-a-Lago?
Those costly trips to Mar-a-Lago on the weekends to play golf might be winding to a close. In a move with shades of Nixon, the Washington Post has reported that President Trump has installed a room-sized golf simulator in his private quarters in the White House. Guess that’s what “Executive Time” is going to stand for.
The simulator costs in the region of $50,000, according to a White House insider that spoke to the Post. Now, before you get the pitchforks out, this isn’t the first time a sitting president has had entertainment built into the White House. This golf simulator, which is reportedly built by TrackMan Golf, is replacing one installed during the Obama years. With how much of a security risk any president takes going anywhere, they have to find ways to use their leisure time while being cooped up in the White House. After all, we don’t want them getting cabin fever.
A multi-lane bowling alley was installed as a birthday present for Truman during his years as president, which was relocated across the road into the Old Executive Office Building during the ’50s. Nixon had his own, one-lane bowling alley built, presumably so he didn’t lose time traveling to the other building.
With all the media scrutiny over how much time President Trump has spent golfing during his presidency, some might question upgrading of the golf simulator. I prefer to see it as cost saving, without all the security and travel costs of going down to Florida on the weekends.
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