Barack Obama was spotted golfing in Hawaii while Trump was being impeached

Trump has constantly slammed Obama for playing too much golf throughout his presidency.


                            Barack Obama was spotted golfing in Hawaii while Trump was being impeached
Former United States President Barack Obama plays a round of golf at the Old Course on May 26, 2017 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Robert Perry/Getty Images)

The former president of the United States, Barack Obama, was seen enjoying a good game of golf while in Hawaii on Wednesday, December 20, as his successor Donald Trump was being impeached. 

In pictures obtained by TMZ, Obama was seen in his home state at the Mid-Pacific Country Club. He was seen sporting a purple shirt and a pair of white shorts. Ironically, Trump has constantly slammed Obama for playing too much golf throughout his presidency. Trump had also continuously slammed Obama's love for the game and had claimed that he was enjoying the game at the expense of taxpayers.

In an ironic twist, Trump has already spent a large amount of time playing golf as president, more than what Obama has played in the eight years that he was president. Trump also spent millions of dollars on his own private golf clubs. Back in 2014, Trump had taken to Twitter to say, "I play golf to relax. @BarackObama plays golf to escape work while America goes down the drain."

Even as recent as two-and-a-half weeks ago, during the impeachment investigation, Trump was seen playing golf at his own Trump International Golf Club in Palm Beach, Florida. Interestingly, in 2016, he had promised voters that he would never play as much golf as Obama had. While at a 2016 rally in Virginia, Trump shared, "I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf." 

Trump was formally impeached by the House of Representatives for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress - the two articles considered by the house for impeachment. The first one charges him with abuse of power for allegedly pressuring the president of Ukraine to investigate his Democratic rivals while crucial US security aid was being withheld. The second one charges him with obstruction of Congress for stonewalling investigative efforts.