White House Officials Reveal President Goes Off The Grid While On The Links
White House officials, perhaps inadvertently, revealed Tuesday that President Donald Trump can go off the grid when golfing. While explaining why it took so long for Trump’s “white power” chanting video to be deleted from his Twitter account, officials revealed that the president was unreachable for hours, as he spent time visiting Trump National Golf Club in Virginia.
According to NBC, White House officials say that the president was willing to delete a video, in which protesters shout “white power,” from his twitter account, where he had added commentary calling the participants “great people.” The problem, however, was that no one could reach him. Officials say they were also unable to reach deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino to delete the tweet.
The story is that Trump “had put his phone down” and therefore was unreachable by his administration while he played golf at one of his own properties in Virginia.
Earlier this week, The Golf News reported that Trump had made 272 visits to golf courses during his presidency — that’s more than once for every five days he’s been in office.
It’s not clear whether this is the first time that the president has gone off the grid while golfing, or if those trips represent a significant portion of this presidential term in which the commander-in-chief could not be reached when his administration saw a need. There was also no official statement regarding whether the Trump administration tried to reach the president by contacting members of his security detail, or the staff of Trump National Golf Club, to get a message to him.