Below, a breakdown of Trump’s visits to his properties. They include:
• Trump International Hotel in Washington.
• Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Va.
• Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla.
• Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla.
• Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla.
Update: Missed that Trump actually visited two of his courses on Feb. 11 — Trump International in West Palm Beach and Trump National in Jupiter. His golf game with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took place at the latter on that day.
Trump has announced that he plans to host the Chinese president at Mar-a-Lago next month.
The one occasion on which he went to a golf course but clearly didn’t play golf came Sunday, when he made a relatively short visit to Trump National during which, his team says, he held three meetings. Last week, press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump’s visits to golf courses didn’t necessarily mean he was playing golf.
“Just because you go somewhere doesn’t necessarily mean you did it,” Spicer told reporters. “So, on a couple of occasions, he’s actually conducted meetings there, he’s actually had phone calls. So, just because he heads there, it doesn’t mean that that’s what’s happening.”
On every occasion, save the visit Sunday, Trump has spent multiple hours at the club, usually out of view of the media. On some occasions, such as Saturday, social media posts emerge showing him on the course.
As of writing, it’s not clear who was included in Trump’s three meetings at Trump National. A post on Instagram tagged at the club on Sunday appears to show Trump and two other people watching television in the course’s clubhouse.
If Trump traveled to Trump National for meetings, it raises another question: Couldn’t those meetings have been held at the White House?