Trump's weekend golf trip sparks outrage from reporters and critics

President Donald Trump has joined the ranks of many of his predecessors in his first few weeks in the White House as he hit the golf course, but his outings this past week sparked a bigger than usual uproar.

The first wave of reactions came Saturday when the White House reported that Trump was spending the day in meetings, only to have evidence emerge suggesting that he was on the golf course.

Trump was spotted at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia wearing cleats and a sporty shirt on Saturday, prompting reporters to criticize the White House for inaccurately reporting the president's whereabouts.

Josh Billinson of the Independent Journal shared a photo showing Trump clearly dressed for the links, setting off a flurry of comments.

FOX News also became a target of criticism the next day after the outlet tweeted a news alert that Trump was "spending weekend working at the White House."

Critics harpooned the outlet over the report, calling the claim, "fake news."

See some of the wildest reactions to the FOX report:

Reactions to Fox News claiming President Trump spent weekend at White House
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Reactions to Fox News claiming President Trump spent weekend at White House
Pool was told Trump was in meetings at Trump National this afternoon. This Instagram photo posted from the course s…
@FoxNews @POTUS Guess you forgot about the "meeting" at trump golf course in VA.
Multiple photos show Trump golfing this weekend. Good thing gas is so cheap since @FoxNews lights so much of it.
@FoxNews @POTUS "this far away picture of a house will prove he wasn't golfing all weekend"
@FoxNews @POTUS Then why was he at his golf course in Virginia with cleats and golf gloves yet again? #FakeNewsAlert
.@FoxNews fixed it for you
@FoxNews @POTUS He was golfing most of the weekend STOP WITH THE LIES

While many believe that all presidents deserve the opportunity to golf as a form of relaxation from the stresses of the Oval Office, Trump critics have been quick to call the president out for hypocrisy on the matter.

Both Trump and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer criticized former President Barack Obama for golfing too frequently while he was in office.

One of Trump's many tweets on the matter sarcastically criticized Obama for his "nice work ethic" after he hit the links ahead of a vacation.

Check out every time Trump criticized Obama for golfing:

Every time Trump tweeted about Obama playing golf and basketball
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Every time Trump tweeted about Obama playing golf and basketball
President Obama should have gone to Louisiana days ago, instead of golfing. Too little, too late!
While our wonderful president was out playing golf all day, the TSA is falling apart, just like our government! Airports a total disaster!
"@YankeeRunnerLV:Can U trick Obama into appearing on @ApprenticeNBC by telling him Golf is involved so you can do Country a favor& FIRE HIM!
"@mooovin_on: No Bush, no Clinton, no RINOs, no golfing, no more handouts!! It's got to be @realDonaldTrump. Time for #Trump2016"
Obama has admitted that he spends his mornings watching @ESPN. Then he plays golf, fundraises & grants amnesty to illegals.
President Obama has a major meeting on the N.Y.C. Ebola outbreak, with people flying in from all over the country, but decided to play golf!
"@nikkio: DonaldTrump: Only way to get Obama to do right for our Marine would be for every country club across USA to deny him golf access
We pay for Obama's travel so he can fundraise millions so Democrats can run on lies. Then we pay for his golf.
Can you believe that,with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf.Worse than Carter
Can you believe we still have not gotten our Marine out of Mexico. He sits in prison while our PRESIDENT plays golf and makes bad decisions!
"@Kalozap: Obama's mind, IsIs, ebola, etc.... and then thinking, boy I wish I was on the golf coarse. What should I wear on the Links"
If Obama resigns from office NOW, thereby doing a great service to the country—I will give him free lifetime golf at any one of my courses!
"@TheBigJamesG: What kind of president doesn't get playing golf after a cruel beheading isn't the thing to do? Detached from reality he is"
"@ __________IAN: "No one respects golf more than me, but there is a time and place for everything"- Mr.Trump hitting the nail on the head!"
"@BackOnTrackUSA: @realDonaldTrump While Obama vacations,golfs, attends parties & jazz concerts, ISIS is chopping heads off of journalists."
"@jeff_smith7: @realDonaldTrump Maybe Perry can put in a 9 hole golf course on the banks of the Rio Grande to lure Obama to see the border?"
President Obama played golf yesterday???
"@gretawire: PresObama is not busy talking to Congress about Syria..he is playing golf ...go figure"
My @foxandfriends interview discussing Pres. Obama playing golf w/@TigerWoods, US Airways-American merger & oil
Obama should play golf with Republicans & opponents rather than his small group of friends. That way maybe the terrible gridlock would end.
Too busy playing golf? @BarackObama sends form letters with an electronic signature to the parents of fallen SEALs
I don't mind that @BarackObama plays a lot of golf. I just wish he used it productively to make deals with Congress!
I play golf to relax. My company is in great shape. @BarackObama plays golf to escape work while America goes down the drain.
Yesterday @BarackObama actually spent a full day in Washington. He didn't campaign, fund raise or play golf. Shocking.
@BarackObama played golf yesterday. Now he heads to a 10 day vacation in Martha's Vineyard. Nice work ethic.
Obama must now FOCUS, get his mind off "March.Madness", and LEAD! Watch Russia closely, work hard on the economy and get rid of ObamaCare!
President Obama, be cool, be smart, be sharp and FOCUS (no more March Madness), and you can beat Putin at his own game. IT CAN BE DONE!
While Putin is scheming and beaming on how to take over the World, President Obama is watching March Madness (basketball)!
Why is Obama playing basketball today? That is why our country is in trouble!
Michelle Obama's weekend ski trip to Aspen makes it 16 times that Obamas have gone on vacation in 3 years. (cont)

Trump has golfed at least 13 times since taking office, according to CNN.

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