Donald Trump's golfing hobby is perhaps no surprise given his company runs 12 courses in the US - but how does he compare with another keen golfer, former president Barack Obama? One site which claims to log the President's time on the greens is trumpgolfcount.com.It currently puts his golfing visits at 77 and says it registers every time "there are pictures of Trump playing golf or wearing golf attire such as cleats or a golf glove, or whenever the White House confirms that the President 'might have hit a few balls'".The site says that could be a conservative estimate because Mr Trump sometimes stays overnight at his house on the 600-acre Bedminster, New Jersey course, and journalists are not allowed access.The White House also rarely confirms if the President has played while visiting one of his courses. He may just be holding meetings. Press Secretary Sarah Hucakabee Sanders told reporters that her boss's time golfing with "a number of senators" had helped him push through his tax … [Read more...] about Is Donald Trump playing more golf as President than Barack Obama?
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Let's begin with a fact. Not an alternative fact. Just a plain fact. There has never been a president quite like Donald Trump. Trump is a president with a different message and a different way of getting his message across. And it doesn't involve the essentially liberal, mainstream media.Trump's team knew they wouldn't have a sympathetic media so they went it alone.Now, let's say from the outset that Trump does have a point. For years, the mainstream media have essentially been liberal/progressive in their political bent.They tend to be dismissive of the kind of politics and the kind of policies that Donald Trump represents.So Trump made a calculation: he would try not only to sidetrack the mainstream media but he would, at every opportunity, seek to discredit it.It is the reason why 'fake news' has become his most oft-repeated mantra - and not only in the campaign but since he entered the White House too.Major Garrett, the White House correspondent for CBS News, believes Trump is … [Read more...] about What are the unintended consequences of Trump’s ‘fake news’ war?
WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama says the same innovations in technology that helped make his historic election possible have now evolved to exacerbate the nation's political divides, keeping many Americans inside partisan "bubbles" of their own making. In a rare extended interview, Obama tells David Letterman that social media and the increasing personalization of many Americans' information streams has led to the reinforcing of biases. "One of the biggest challenges we have to our democracy is the degree to which we don't share a common baseline of facts," the 44th president told Letterman for his new Netflix series, "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction." "What the Russians exploited but it was already here is we are operating in completely different information universes. If you watch Fox News, you are living on a different planet than you are if you listen to NPR," Obama continued. "That's what's happening with these Facebook pages where more and more people … [Read more...] about Obama: Social media dividing country
Ex-Downing Street strategist also blamed Obama for major world issues, inefficient government 0SHARES Share Tweet Email Barack Obama speaking to David Cameron. PHOTO: REUTERS A former Downing Street strategist made an unexpected claim that his boss, David Cameron thought Barack Obama was one of the “most narcissistic, self-absorbed’’ people he had ever come across, reports Express. Steve Hilton stated,“Obama never listened to anyone, always thought he was smarter than every expert in the room and treated every meeting as an opportunity to lecture everyone else.”’ On Hilton’s show, Next Revolution airing on Fox News, he blamed Obama for major world issues and inefficient government. Obama digs at Trump over climate change “This led to real world disasters like Syria and the rise of ISIS, but the real world doesn’t matter to the elites – for them it’s all about style and … [Read more...] about ‘David Cameron thought Obama was ‘narcissistic, self-absorbed’’, states Steve Hilton
Despite their apparent bromance, David Cameron apparently thought Barack Obama was one of the "most narcissistic, self absorbed people" he had ever dealt with, Cameron's former strategy director is claiming.Steve Hilton blasted the former US president for seemingly thinking he was "smarter" than everyone around him. Obama and Cameron were often pictured high-giving or playing golf together, but Hilton claims the former prime minister could not stand Obama's self absorption."My old boss, former British prime minister David Cameron, thought Obama was one of the most narcissistic, self-absorbed people he'd ever dealt with," Hilton claimed during an interview with Fox News.Hilton continued: "Obama never listened to anyone, always thought he was smarter than every expert in the room, and treated every meeting as an opportunity to lecture everyone else."This led to real-world disasters, like Syria and the rise of Isis."During the interview, Hilton also tore into "elitists" who criticise … [Read more...] about David Cameron thought Obama ‘was one of the most narcissistic and self-absorbed people’