I hereby make a solemn vow: I will not criticize Donald J. Trump for playing golf while he serves as president of the United States of America.
Obama’s immediate predecessor, Barack Obama, took some unfair hits from critics who bitched about his golf outings. Why, they couldn’t understand why the president was playing golf while the world was spinning out of control all around him.
I defended Obama. He is never not the president, I said.
I’ll say the same thing about the guy who succeeded him. Trump took Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to his Florida estate for a round of golf, a few laughs — and maybe even some high-level diplomacy.
Trump might get criticized by some. Not from me.
Hey, fair is fair.
Presidents deserve time off away from the hustle and bustle of the Oval Office. Even this one.