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Trump Loves Golf

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MDC says, “Hey Donald, you stated how there is so much WORK TO DO; who has time for golf , like Obama? MDC states, ” Mr. Trump ….. YOU ARE FULL OF SHIT. ”

Donald Trump made a Saturday visit to his Trump National Golf Club, Washington, D.C., in Ashburn, Va., on Oct. 14 to play golf. The visit marked the 72nd time the 45th President has visited one of his 17 golf clubs (and, for most of them, presumably played some golf) since becoming President on Jan. 20, 2017.

According to pool reports, Trump arrived to the club around 11 a.m. He played golf again with South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, who played golf with Trump on Columbus Day when the president called in staff from a planned day off to keep the facility open to his satisfaction.

Trump carries a 2.8 USGA handicap index, but he hasn’t entered a score since June 2016.

So far, Trump has been on the golf course or his clubs during some portion of the day for 26.2 percent of his presidency.

The Trump Administration, per policy, does not acknowledge that Trump is playing even a hole of golf, much less an 18-hole round. However, if he’s going to the golf club for about 4-5 hours, you can be pretty sure he’s playing golf. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden has asked the White House to provide the names of Trump’s golf partners, as well for his clubs to provide visitor logs to get a sense of when Trump has played golf and with whom.

The President is certainly entitled to some leisure time, and golf has been an outlet for most Commanders-in-Chief dating back to the early 20th century. However, the reluctance to even acknowledge that this President plays golf conflicts with his almost relentless criticism of his predecessor, Barack Obama, who played an estimated 333 rounds of golf as President.

DESEGREGATING The PRESIDENCY

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The historic legislation desegregating the schools across America in the sixties was faced with tremendous opposition. Cities and States in the North and South found unique ways to try and stop any effort by the Federal Government to make education a fair and level playing field for white and non white students.

It took years to implement these laws. Colleges in the South fought, the governors and the police put up resistance requiring the National Guard to protect the students that were facing the fear of change and generational bigotry centuries old.

Eventually the law took effect and now across most of the campuses in the leading Universities and Colleges integration has brought excellence to many diverse student populations with sports achieving the amazing result and NCAA athletes have virtually become a success story, colorblind, and driven toward the best of ourselves rising to the top.

The Presidency of Barak Obama may be mirroring the slow transformation desegregation legislation had with our schools.

Immediately after taking office the resistance to the new face of the Presidency found hostile resentment, and the triggered heavily felt bigotry between the races was visible and out front with legislators and citizenry alike.

The uber wealthy were ready to remove their wealth and run to other countries calling the election the end to America and certainly the end of our democracy and value of our currency.

However the destruction of our economy had more to do with the George W. Bush presidency, his administrations policies, and the two unnecessary wars he brought the world into.

The economy was brought to its knee’s before Obama had one day in office. Looking back everyone was aware that the dollar would have to be devalued and the result of the decimation of the economy then and the continued devaluation until now was economic policy necessitated by the intentional attempt to destroy our social safety nets of Social Security and Medicare and the other various forms of help extended to the bottom of the economic ladder. That Republican position has exited since FDR.

We are now into the fifth year of a multi-racial President. It took just as long to integrate the schools and educational institutions are so much better racially today

Our governments still have corruptive forces of power throughout each of its levels.
And decisions are incorporated around the country with those not to ancient feelings guiding them.

America may be closer to acceptance of this President after five years of totally resistant behaviors but the wall is not as steep and the results are starting to manifest a little change. The economy is tilted to the rich getting so much richer and now the poor of every color and stripe are in the same boat or sinking further and further into despair.

So the Mitch McConnells’ and the Rush Limbergers will not stink any less no matter how the rest of the country and the world progresses. Some things take centuries to transform leaving the bigots with the centuries old hatred and fear of change that may one day years from now be looked at and responded to with hopefully a disbelief that if ever existed.

America is the leader in that change, America has paid dues these five hundred years. We owe apologies to our indigenous populations and we have all that work ahead of us. We have issues with the inequality of our corporate vs. citizen circumstances we find our selves and the courts battling right now, but the Presidency is helping us at least change our opinions slowly. That does not excuse the shortcomings of the current President and there are many each side of the political divide feel and believe exists.

It remains for the young new generations to accomplish and find ways to salvage what was once and may still be the greatest experiment in democracy the world has ever known.