Donald Trump expected back in Palm Beach County today

Donald Trump expected back in Palm Beach County today

President Donald Trump was spotted playing yet another round of golf over the weekend as he learned that Russian Federation is threatening retaliation after his missile strikes against Syria.

It would be his eighth trip to South Florida since becoming president. It marked Trump's 16th visit to a golf course since his Inauguration Day.

Obama golfed 333 times in his two terms as President, according to CBS News reporter Mark Knoller. The first 100 days were a particularly busy time for Obama, as he navigated through one of the biggest economic declines in decades and pushed through the almost $1 trillion stimulus plan.

Counting two extended stays at Mar-a-Lago while he was president-elect, Trump's visits have cost local taxpayers about $3.7 million - mainly to pay overtime for Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies who assist the Secret Service with security for the president.

When he does pick up a club, White House officials have declined to list names of Trump's golf partners, breaking the practice of the Obama White House.

The President is expected to return to Washington later on Sunday.

He said: 'You know what - and I love golf - but if I were in the White House, I don't think I'd ever see Turnberry [in Scotland] again. "I don't think I'd ever see numerous places that I have".

Trump also went after Obama repeatedly for his penchant for golf - including in 2013 when Obama was considering striking Syria for its use of chemical weapons.

Trump's visits to Mar-a-Lago have been scrutinized because of the cost and the frequency of his visits - and because the president regularly hassled predecessor Barack Obama for his travel. "Who's gonna leave? I mean, who's gonna leave?"