Trump unwinds, plays golf with Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus in Mar-a-Lago

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President was away from golf for 69 days, which was unusual for him. This is based on a report by Yahoo Sports. Once the government shutdown ended, he made a beeline for Mar-a-Lago to play with Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, the two biggest names in the game. Both he and Jack Nicklaus are in their 70s and the games may have helped Trump to relieve tensions that had built up in the recent past.

Golf is a game that requires patience and gives the player a chance to check his reflexes.

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Barack Obama also loved to play the game but People reports that Donald Trump enjoyed the day and posted photos of him and the “two legendary golfers Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods” on social media to show his appreciation.

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The brief respite before State of the Union

Both the golfers, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, are friends of Donald Trump. The former is a Republican and designed the club’s 18-hole golf course. Moreover, Nicklaus won more major championships in his career compared to that of Tiger Woods who has been for a long time. He admires Trump’s skills but when it comes to politics, he tries to play safe and does not like to air his opinions.

People goes on to add that the president has a lot on his hands because he will have to deliver the State of the Union address once he returns to Washington, D.C. America no doubt, will hear his stand on the US-Mexico border wall after the government shutdown. He was in Mar-a-Lago just before Thanksgiving and the present visit came after the longest ever government shutdown in the United States.

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It is obvious that the wall is preying on his mind because it was a promise he made in his presidential campaign.

White House played a different role

According to the Washington Post, the White House is usually tight-lipped about President Donald Trump and his golfing activities but this time there was a visible difference. It seems aides alerted reporters about the visit of the president to his golf course in Florida, with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.

The journalists also got a chance to go inside the club and look around. Incidentally, since becoming president, he has spent more than 150 days at his golf courses. This is at the higher end and considerably more than that of his predecessor who he used to criticize because of his weakness for golf. Trump‘s golfing is, in the opinion of his aides, a positive because “the president is calmest when he’s on the greens.”

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  • https://people/politics/donald-trump-plays-golf-tiger-woods-florida-getaway/