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Trump Blocks CNN Cameras With Trees (Video)

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It appears that CNN will have to find some other spot to watch President Donald Trump play golf (video below).

Trees have been allegedly planted to obscure CNN's view of Trump's Florida golf course, The Hill reports.

"Yet today, CNN news cameras did not get any video of President Trump playing golf. And here's why: where CNN cameras were once positioned, trees appear," CNN host Ana Cabrera said during a newscast. "Yes, new trees are being planted there."

A John Deere backhoe loader can be seen planting the new trees in a CNN video, The Inquisitr reports.

A few days before the trees were planted, CNN reported that a white truck was deliberately blocking their camera's view at the same spot, an allegation denied by the Secret Service and the local sheriff's office.

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During his first year in office, Trump has routinely accused CNN of delivering "fake news."

Some Twitter users accused the president of hiding from the press, with one critic calling him a "petulant child" for his ongoing feud with the network, while a supporter argued sarcastically that the new trees should make liberal conservationists happy.

Another Twitter user criticized CNN for reporting on Trump's golfing at all, implying that it is not news.

Trump's frequent golfing also came under scrutiny. According to NBC's "Tracking President Trump's Visits to Trump Properties" feature, the president has spent at least 90 days -- 3 full months -- at his golf properties since being inaugurated in 2016, The Inquisitr reports.

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Trump has spent the Christmas holidays in Palm Beach, Florida, at his Mar-a-Lago resort. On New Year's Eve, he played golf for the sixth day in a row, notes The Hill. 

His first day on the course since arriving at Mar-a-Lago was just one day after tweeting that it was time to get "back to work," the Daily Mail observes.

"I hope everyone is having a great Christmas, then tomorrow it's back to work in order to Make America Great Again (which is happening faster than anyone anticipated)!" the president tweeted.

It was Trump's 39th day at Mar-a-Lago during his presidency, and his 85th visit to one of his golf properties. 

According to a Washington Post report, the president's trips to Mar-a-Lago cost the government $6.6 million in Secret Service costs in 2017, notes the Daily Mail.

Sources: The Hill, The Inquisitr, Daily Mail / Featured Image: John Murphy/Flickr / Embedded Images: Reportajes El Molinon for, Donald Trump/Twitter via Daily Mail

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