During the Monday briefing, Spicer also clarified his conversation with British officials after he repeated an unsubstantiated report from a Fox News pundit that the country's spy agency had helped Obama eavesdrop on Trump during the presidential campaign past year.
President Donald Trump was photographed in golfing attire again over the weekend, but the White House doesn't want to talk much about his proclivity for hitting the links.
It is not ongoing anywhere but at the White House. The two played a total of 27 holes in a single day at two of Trump's golf clubs near Mar-a-Lago, the president's winter resort where he has spent most weekends since taking office. He added, per the Washington Post, that Trump isn't necessarily always playing golf when he heads to the golf course; sometimes he's just having meetings.
Washington, Mar 20 The White House today played down Donald Trump's links with former campaign chair Paul Manafort, whose ties with Russian Federation have come under the spotlight.
Spicer pointed out that Trump used a golf round with Japanese Prime Minister in Shinzo Abe to discuss deeper relationships last month.
Obama did not golf with world leaders or members of Congress on a regular or even semiregular basis, preferring to surround himself with close friends, pro athletes and celebrities or White House aides.
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"There is clearly something there and I think it is incumbent upon the House and Senate Intelligence committees.to look into these situations and find out what did go on".
Trump made critiquing Obama for golfing a part of his 2016 message. "People jump to the conclusion he's going to play golf".
Trump's aides have not done so. On a couple of occasions he's actually conducted meetings there, he's had phone calls.
During Obama's eight years in office, anytime he stepped foot outside the confines of the White House, he was criticized and demonized.
"When the people who have been briefed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation about collusion between individuals [within the Trump campaign and Russia] the answer continues to be "no" and at some point take "no" for an answer", Spicer said, appearing to suggest that those briefed on the collusion allegations felt there was no substance to them.