Donald Trump back on the golf course for the 14th time in 10 weeks

President is meeting with Rand Paul, a fierce opponent of his healthcare reform

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The Independent US

President Donald Trump is playing golf at one of the clubs he owns, it has been reported.

According to reports from the White House press pool Mr Trump is meeting with budget director Mick Mulvaney and Senator Rand Paul, who had been a fierce opponent of the healthcare reform championed by the President and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Earlier this week Mr Trump was pictured playing a round of golf at one of his own properties when journalists were led to believe he was in meetings at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.

He returned to the club on Sunday, the pool reports said.

Mr Trump had criticised his predecessor, Barack Obama, for golfing too often.

During a campaign rally last year, Mr Trump referred to his golf courses when he criticised Mr Obama.

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 again, I don’t think I’d ever see Doral again, I own Doral in Miami, I don’t think I’d ever see many of the places that I have.

"I don’t ever think that I’d see anything, I just wanna stay in the White House and work my ass off, make great deals, right? Who's gonna leave? I mean, who's gonna leave?"

The President has visited his own-branded properties approximately once every three days during the course of his presidency so far, according to The Washington Post.

He has teed off with the likes of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and champion professionals Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods.

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