Joe Biden is playing golf for the first time as president on Saturday at the Wilmington Country Club – just a 10-minute drive from his Greenville home.
Joining the president for the ground in a sunny Delaware is Ron Olivere, the late Beau Biden’s father-in-law, and Counselor to the President Steve Ricchetti.
Republicans immediately pounced on Biden’s decision to play golf while still refusing to visit the southern border in the midst of a growing and prevailing migration crisis.
Biden loves golf, but this is his first ever time hitting the links as president almost three months into his presidency.
Donald Trump was often berated for spending most weekend as president at one of his various golf clubs.
The former president is also golfing Saturday with his 15-year-old son Barron at his West Palm Beach golf club.
Joe Biden played golf for the first time as president on Saturday at the Wilmington Country Club. Here Biden is pictured June 23, 2016 playing in Mayo, Ireland when he was vice president
Biden’s game comes the day after he congratulated Hideki Matsuyama for winning The Masters and called him a ‘Japanese boy’ during his press conference with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
‘I know how proud you are of the people of Japan ,’ Biden tells the Japanese prime minister, ‘and you’ve got a Japanese boy coming over here, and guess what, he won the Masters,’ he said during the first visit by a foreign leader to the White House .
Matsuyama, 29, made history last weekend when he became the first Japanese-born male player to win a Major and the coveted Green Jacket at Augusta.
Biden’s comment was a throwaway line at the end of his opening statement where he talked about the U.S. and Japan’s strong relationship.