President Donald Trump frequently uses his luxury properties for government business and leisure, prompting ethics concerns over a president appearing to promote his private enterprise at public cost.
NBCNews.com and the NBC News White House unit are tracking Trump's visits to his properties and golf courses since his inauguration.
Where does Trump go?
Trump's getaways have been concentrated in Palm Beach, Florida. He also frequents his golf courses in New Jersey and Washington, D.C. He sometimes will visit multiple properties on the same day.
How many times has Trump gone golfing as president?
During the campaign, Trump argued that Americans should vote for him because he would rarely leave Washington. He promised that he wouldn't go golfing or take vacations, because there was too much work to do.
Prior to his run for president, Trump spent years attacking President Barack Obama for golfing and taking vacations while in office.
But more than four months into his term, Trump has visited more golf courses at a faster clip than his three most recent predecessors, according to The New York Times. Politifact reports that at this point in his presidency, Obama had gone golfing 11 time, while Trump has golfed at least 21 times.
The precise number of times Trump has played golf isn't known, however. His administration has tried to hide Trump's activity, keeping his traveling press pool away and often refusing to confirm whether he has played golf. Instead, social media has become a source of crowd-sourced reporting into the president's whereabouts.
When does Trump visit his properties?
Trump frequents Mar-a-Lago, which he's referred to as the "Southern White House," and other clubs on weekends. But Mar-a-Lago is where he's hosted foreign leaders like President Xi Jinping of China — and directed the launch of a strike against a Syrian air base.
How much does Trump's travel cost?
The president's trips can cost taxpayers millions of dollars because of the use of Air Force One and the expenses of the Secret Service, the Air Force, local sheriff's departments, the Coast Guard and other agencies. However, a precise accounting can't be made because the expenses aren't required to be disclosed.
Presidents other than Trump incurred similar questions about travel costs. Much of what is known about Obama's travel costs was obtained by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which aggressively sought receipts through Freedom of Information Act requests. In October 2016, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued its own report breaking out the costs of one specific trip taken by Obama, finding that a trip to Chicago and Florida cost $3.6 million.
This tracker automatically counts Trump's days in office. When Trump arrives at one of his properties, the tracker updates accordingly.