17:49 GMT20 January 2021
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    America’s 45th President Donald Trump has been repeatedly criticised for his golf sessions during stressful situations – whether it is the coronavirus pandemic, nationwide protests or the presidential election.

    As Trump went to his Mar-a-Lago resort for Christmas on Wednesday, the White House announced that the president would work “tirelessly” over the holiday.

    “As the Holiday season approaches, President Trump will continue to work tirelessly for the American People. His schedule includes many meetings and calls,” the White House said as it released his schedule.

    On Christmas Eve, Trump was spotted by CNN cameras playing golf at his Palm Beach golf club.

    ​So… the twitterstorm began.

    “Where else would he be?? He's not interested in the job. All he wants are money and fame!” one user wrote.

    ​Most of the twitterians went on to criticize what they saw as hypocrisy and wrong priorities:

    ​One user argued that America is safer with Trump golfing.

    ​At the same time, there were many people who defended the US president, commenting that everybody deserves some rest – and recalling previous US leaders doing the same. 

    ​Trump previously defended his favourite pastime, explaining that golf is his "tiny bit of exercise". He also slammed the mainstream media for paying too much attention to his golf outings, noting that ex-president Obama's golf play did not make headlines, while whenever he travels to a golf club, the "fake media" makes it look like a "mortal sin".

    According to the Trump Golf Count website, the president has played golf more than 290 times so far. 

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