President Donald Trump said Sunday that he doesn’t have a “lot of respect” for his predecessor and that he will not participate in his golf outings this week because he doesn.
“He doesn’ want to be seen with the presidents,” Trump said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“He’s not doing that.”
Trump said he is not “going to be out there with the first family, either,” but added that he is “not going to have to play golf with the rest of them either.”
“I’m going to be able to go out with my wife,” Trump added.
“I’m not going to play the golf course.
It’s a little bit different.
But he won’t be out with the family.”
The White House said Trump was scheduled to take a golfing break on Tuesday, but he didn’t disclose the reason.
Trump has played golf for years, but it was not a regular part of his schedule.
“The president does not golf,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
“It is a golf-only golf club.
He’s not attending any of the official functions at the White House.”
On Saturday, Trump played for about a half-hour and then left.
The golf club has also been a haven for other former presidents and their spouses.
Former Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, both of whom are survived by daughters, attended a golf outing last week, while Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton played golf in their annual summer getaways to Palm Beach.