Think about it. According to public sources, the Donald has been out to play golf 45 times as of August while in office. This has involved 7 flights to Mar a Largo and 6 flights to Bedminster at a total cost of ~$17.5MM (taking his entourage, protection, etc with him) according to the Washington Post. At this rate, he will play an estimated 320 times in 4 years at a projected cost of roughly $125MM of taxpayer money.
Justified financially . . . So Trump could go totally overboard and install the “greatest golf simulator ever seen” at the Whitehouse for less than the cost of one of his golf trips. That would save the American taxpayer over $100MM. I’m sure folks in Palm Beach would also appreciate not having everything from the airport to the beach shut down when he arrives.
Justified strategically . . . This would get his golfing out of the public eye and allow him to do it more frequently. I say both are a benefit because it will create less of a public stir and because it means less time for him to tweet or pick fights with Kim Jong-un.
Justified emotionally. . . Trump could then have daily access to just about any course he wants around the world. He wouldn’t end up stuck on his overpriced and poorly performing courses which I am sure is a source of frustration to him.
Justified ethically. . . The golf simulator keeps score automatically. No more arguments with celebrities about whether or not he cheats at golf. He would have a machine keeping score for him. Of course we all know he’d turn on mulligans and take as many as he wants.
Justified humorously. . . The golf simulator would be in a controlled environment. No more rogue gusts of wind blowing his mane out of place.
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