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President Trump installed golf simulator at White House

U.S. President Donald Trump plays a round of golf at Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resortduring the U.S. President's first official visit to the United Kingdom Leon Neal Getty Images Europe
Cary Erickson | 14 February, 2019, 08:20

President Trump has installed a room-sized golfing simulator inside his personal quarters at the White House, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

Even so, the Post writes that the golf simulator was installed at around the same time the president was presiding over the longest federal government shutdown in American history. To begin, let's establish what we're talking about here: a golf simulator combines a large screen with a fake-grass mat; a golf course is projected onto the screen, and when the player hits the ball into the screen, a computer simulates the ball's flight based on the player's initial stroke.

A White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told the Post that the system, which was put in during the last few weeks, cost about $50,000 and that the president paid for it personally. Trump doesn't generally report to the Oval Office until 11 a.m., according to Axios.

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It said she replied: "Well, I loved the work, and I am endeavoring to put the training I received to good use instead of evil". After leaving the Air Force, she worked as a defense and intelligence contractor, but by 2012 her politics had begun to turn.

However, Trump has spent significantly more of his time as President golfing than Obama.

It's no secret that President Donald Trump loves to play golf. Mr Obama played about 38 rounds a year to Mr Trump's estimated 70. "Trump complained to friends during the shutdown that he missed Mar-a-Lago and being at his Florida golf course".