Trump golfs with Japan's Abe; press in basement with blacked out windows.

Trump Sticks Press in Basement With Blacked-Out Windows While He Golfs

Trump Sticks Press in Basement With Blacked-Out Windows While He Golfs

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Feb. 11 2017 1:25 PM

Trump Sticks Press in Basement With Blacked-Out Windows While He Golfs

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A happy golfer.

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Donald Trump likes to golf. He owns golf courses around the world, after all. Donald Trump does not like the media. We know this because he talks about it, he tweets about it, and he likely dreams about it. This weekend, the president took another break from Washington and headed south to Mar-a-Lago. On Saturday, Trump suited up to play a round of golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The weather looks nice enough in Jupiter, Florida, the site of the Trump National Golf Club—mid-70s, bit of cloud cover, but nothing to stress over. As good a day as any for a little golf diplomacy.

But what to do with the press while you’re teeing off?

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Yikes. Needless to say, that seems a bit extreme.

American presidents playing golf has never been a particularly top-secret affair.

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Barack Obama putting on the 18th green at the Kapolei Golf Club on Dec. 21.

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George W. Bush with his father, former President George Bush, playing golf in July 2002 at the Cape Arundel Golf Course in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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Bill Clinton after teeing off at the Farm Neck Golf Course on Martha’s Vineyard in August 1999.

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Update, 1:32 p.m.: Donald Trump just didn't want the media to steal his likes.

‪‪Having a great time hosting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the United States! ‬

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