Trump Reportedly Got a New Golf Simulator Installed in the White House

U.S. President Donald Trump plays a round of golf at Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resortduring the U.S. President's first official visit to the United Kingdom

U.S. President Donald Trump plays a round of golf at Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resortduring the U.S. President's first official visit to the United Kingdom

Now the Washington Post reports that the president has a new toy that he can enjoy during "executive time": A $50,000 state-of-the-art golf simulator that will let him virtually play 18 holes without ever having to go outdoors.

Except, this wasn't much of a story at all.

According to the paper, the simulator replaced an "older, less sophisticated golf simulator" that existed in the White House during former President Barack Obama's tenure. Oh, and he hasn't even used it since it was installed. He tweeted about Obama's golf hobby 27 times from 2012 to 2016, according to SB Nation.

Nevertheless, the Post spent the rest of the article talking about Trump playing golf. Mr Obama played about 38 rounds a year to Mr Trump's estimated 70. President Dwight Eisenhower had the first White House putting green installed in 1954 with financial help from the USGA and private donors.

President Theodore Roosevelt had the White House renovated to update the lighting from gas to electric.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had an indoor swimming pool installed.

Obama modified the tennis court to also allow for basketball. Bill Clinton moved putting green to its current location and had it designed by golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr, according to the White House Museum.