In a New Year’s Day tweet, Klobuchar posted an article from CNN that said Trump spent one of every five days during 2019 on a golf course. Her comment: “For the record, I spent 0 days on the golf course in 2019.”
For the record, I spent 0 days on the golf course in 2019.https://t.co/nMaa86AXwI— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) January 1, 2020
As she tweeted from the campaign trail, the president was wrapping up a round of golf at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. He arrived at the club at 10 a.m., but the White House did not release a detailed schedule of his New Year’s Day.
An analysis of Trump’s public schedule during his presidency by Factbase shows that Trump has visited a golf course on 254 of the 1,078 days since taking the office — which is 23.6% of his time on golf courses. The vast majority of them have been to Trump’s properties in New Jersey, Virginia and the West Palm Beach club.
In focusing her attention on the presumed Republican nominee instead of her Democratic challengers, Klobuchar supporters say she is trying to lure independent voters and Republicans disenchanted with Trump’s actions while in office.
In a report published on Thursday in Politico, her advisors said she sees a way forward in attracting voters who opted for Obama in 2008 and 2012 but then turned to Trump in 2016.
“Those are really a lot of communities that tend to be bellwethers or communities that have an impact on New Hampshire outcomes,” Scott Merrick, Klobuchar’s New Hampshire state director, told Politico. “Whether they’re Democrats and they’ll vote for more moderate candidates or they’re truly undeclared voters who mix it up.”
With 40 days to go before the nation’s first primary in New Hampshire, Klobuchar is said to be campaigning heavily in traditionally Republican districts of New Hampshire that her challengers are largely ignoring and diverting campaign resources to the Granite State.