President Trump pays $50,000 for golf simulator inside White House

President Trump pays $50,000 for golf simulator inside White House

According to a new report from The Washington Post, President Trump paid out of his own pocket to replace the golf simulator that President Obama installed at the White House with a more "sophisticated" system, in the Post's words. Perks of the office!

The Post reports the room-sized simulator allows the president to play virtual rounds at courses all over the world by hitting a ball into a video screen and cost about $50,000.

The Post reported an unnamed White House official who said Mr Trump had not yet used the simulator.

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The new system - which the president paid for himself - replaced an obsolete simulator that had been installed under President Obama, the paper reported, citing a pair of sources. He notably chastised his predecessor on Twitter in 2014, writing, "Can you believe that, with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf".

Whoa, what? How dare he change the White House and install a game to ignore doing presidential things (even though so many at the Post and others hate when he does those presidential things). On Sat., Feb. 2, he played with Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus at Trump National in Jupiter, Fla.

Golf courses have also been a signature part of Trump's career as an hotelier.

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