(Betteridge’s Law of Headlines is in play: No)
“Trump’s Florida compound and his other gold-laden properties have been top of mind lately in Thurmont, where just a few miles up a winding mountain road presidents have vacationed and cajoled world leaders at Camp David — deep in the woods, in cozy cabins, a total anathema to Trump.
‘Camp David is very rustic, it’s nice, you’d like it,’ Trump said in an interview with a European journalist just before taking office. ‘You know how long you’d like it? For about 30 minutes.’
White House officials have not said whether Trump plans to use Camp David or, if not, whether he would close the Navy-run facility, which in recent years has cost taxpayers about $8 million a year to operate. Although local officials hope he will visit, they have been given no signals he will, raising concern about the financial and symbolic costs of the president’s getaway tastes.”
And Tiger Beat on the Potomac (Thanks Charlie!) tells us this:
— TRUMP WAS PLAYING GOLF! We apologized yesterday for saying Trump was playing golf Sunday when it wasn’t entirely clear what he was doing at the course. But Trump was on the links — and was joined by Rory McIlroy, the four-time major winner, and Paul O’Neill, the former New York Yankee. Story by CNN’s Dan Merica http://cnn.it/2kUbzHt … Pic of Trump and his golf buddies http://bit.ly/2lqloPr
…and Payola Paul Allen breathlessly informs us:
“Trump’s aides don’t want to admit the President is golfing” — CNN’s Dan Merica: “According to a picture posted by Clear Sports, a golf technology company, Trump hit the links at Trump International Golf Club on on Sunday with Rory McIlroy, one of the top-ranked golfers in the world.”
“McIlroy later told No Laying Up, a golf blog, that he played a full 18 holes with the President, the CEO of Clear Sports and Paul O’Neill, the former New York Yankees right fielder. The professional golfer said Trump ‘shot around 80’ through 18 holes, eight strokes above the course’s par 72 layout.”
…so it is likely to be slow news until someone shouts “YOU LIE!” at Hair Führer when — a week from tonight — he addresses Joint Session of Congress for the State of the Union. Hysterically, there are reports he was writing it hisself at Mar-A-Logo-A-G0-Go, you know between rounds of golf and booty calls. You know, just like how he claimed to have scribbled his Inaugural Address at the tiled check-in counter at his go-go golden palace in Florida.
(This is also a reminder that he’s been in power for only a month. We got 47 more to go. Kill me now.)