While Donald Trump has only been in the White House for just under three months, the president has made 16 different visits to a golf course in that time. While many have criticized Trump for doing so, others are coming to his defense, including supporter Jeffrey Lord.

Trump's golf trouble

Even before the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump would often take time to criticize then President Barack Obama over a variety of issues. One topic Trump would bring up would be Obama's time spent on the golf course. "Can you believe that,with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf," Trump once tweeted out.

During the election, Trump even brought up the issue, lashing out at Obama at various stops on the campaign trail. As expected, Trump supporters, Republicans, and much of the right-wing media would harp on the issue, using it as another excuse to rip into the former commander in chief. However, as reported by NBC News this week, the former host of "The Apprentice" has already cost taxpayers over $20 million due to his trips to his private Palm Beach, Florida Mar-a-Lago resort. These issues, and more, were highlighted during a heated exchange during a April 11 segment on CNN.

Joining the CNN panel on Tuesday was liberal commentator Angela Rye and right-wing Donald Trump supporter, Jeffrey Lord.

In typical fashion, Rye ran down Trump, saying that his first three months in office have been marred by controversy and scandal, while noting his non-stop trips to Mar-a-Lago costing American taxpayers millions of dollars in the process.

After the hosts played a series of clips of Donald Trump blasting Obama for taking time out to golf during his time in office, Jeffrey Lord was asked if the president was "dead wrong" about the issue.

"Na, I don't think so. I think this is just media gossip," Lord said to the surprise of Angela Rye and the hosts. "It's costing us $3 million every trip!" Rye fired back.

Heated exchange

Jeffrey Lord then attempted to shift the conversation to the fact that the president's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, was finally confirmed this week after Senate Republicans used the nuclear option.

"Tell your friends that there are icebergs melting!" Angela Rye went on to say, before explaining that Trump's golf trips, and First Lady Melania Trump deciding to live in New York City instead of the White House were putting too much of a financial burden on the American people.

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