Eric Trump was attempting to slam President Joe Biden and his administration during an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday:
Eric Trump: These people are not present… The difference between them and my father, my father sat there 24 hours a day… pic.twitter.com/w9GVPJ17Gk
— Acyn (@Acyn) January 26, 2022
Axios obtained Donald Trump’s schedule at several points during his administration. In 2019, it showed him in “executive time” for 60% of his working hours.
Axios reported that in 2018, “executive time” often meant Trump was “in his residence, watching TV, making phone calls and tweeting” and that his typical day didn’t begin until 11 a.m., soon after which he took an hourlong lunch.
Trump, who boasted in 2016 that he would “stay in the White House and work my ass off” and wouldn’t have time for vacations and golf, also spent 428 days of his presidency at a Trump Organization property, according to The Washington Post.
He played nearly 300 rounds of golf during his single term in office, costing taxpayers more than $150 million. Much of that money poured into his own pockets, since many of the golfing trips took place at his resorts.
Eric Trump’s comment prompted many fact-checking responses:
Sat where? On the golf cart? Or preening in front of the TV? https://t.co/yK65Eug46Q
— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) January 26, 2022
Editing this for clarity:
“My father sat there, on the golf course, 24 hours a day.”
Donald Trump has spent *decades* putting in one and two-hour workdays… https://t.co/do75AwFjTN
— Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) January 26, 2022
Evidently Eric has never heard of a little game called golf. https://t.co/XGTdFMaErW
— Tom Whitehurst Jr. (@WhitehurstJr) January 26, 2022
And sat there…and sat there…
— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) January 26, 2022
My volume isn’t up. His father sat there 24 hours a day. Is he talking about a toilet?
— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) January 26, 2022
— Spiro Agnew’s Ghost (@SpiroAgnewGhost) January 26, 2022
Except for the 300ish golf games. https://t.co/RYLZwK3yCG
— Lindsay 💌 she/her (@LindGoodTrouble) January 26, 2022
He definitely sat for 187 minutes one day. https://t.co/z2UOU13Hal
— Boosted with 5.5G (@sarajaynestaten) January 26, 2022
Well...hmmm. His father sat there 24 hours a day? That might be the one true thing he said here. https://t.co/CPZu3a7Usp
— Marty in AK (@martywest) January 26, 2022
— Fred Friendly - Get vaccinated, trump did! (@FredFriendly7) January 26, 2022
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.