His comments, made at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., came two days after President Obama expelled 35 Russian operatives and imposed sanctions over what the administration said was repeated hacking of Democratic Party officials to influence the election.

Donald Trump's characterizations of the state of the presidential transition process have caused a bit of whiplash for anyone keeping track, which is most of America and plenty of those outside it.

USA president-elect Donald Trump is a man of many tweets.

Earlier, as the U.S. abstained on a United Nations resolution condemning Israel for Jewish settlements in the West Bank, a livid Trump tweeted: "We can not continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect".

Ageing Hollywood action star Sylvester Stallone, who reportedly turned down Trump's offer of a job with the National Endowment for the Arts, was attending.

A club member posted photos of Trump on the greens and at the club Saturday and said the president-elect was accompanied by about 25 US Secret Service agents.

Concerns of Trump's business interests conflicting with his presidency have been well-reported, with Trump saying he plans to hand over the management of his businesses to his children, instead of using a blind trust like many of his predecessors.

Obama ordered the expulsion of the Russians and imposed sanctions on two Russian intelligence agencies over their involvement in hacking political groups during the election

Grisham said that she and other aides weren't aware of the trip and "appreciate everyone's understanding".

"We are in the home stretch of this transition period and don't anticipate any additional situations like this between now and inauguration", Grisham said in a statement to the AP. And he did it "without notifying the traveling press pool that traditionally reports on his whereabouts".

Both as a candidate and during the transition he has often scoffed at tradition, including allowing a pool of reporters to follow him at all times.

Trump's reactions to Obama this week are part of "a spirited jocular rivalry", Scaramucci told MSNBC on Tuesday, noting Trump was "impressed" by the president and the White House staff during their first meeting after the election.

A CNN interview of Donald Trump spokesman Sean Spicer became heated Monday over the topic of recent U.S. sanctions on Russian Federation, with Spicer berating New Day host Alisyn Camerota for a series of questions he didn't like.

Barack Obama, on vacation with his family in Hawaii, played his 64th round of golf in 2016 and 333rd overall during his presidency, according to CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller. "Looking forward to a wonderful & prosperous 2017 as we work together to #MAGA".

Doug Martin, Buccaneers running back, suspended, entering drug treatment facility
Martin explained Wednesday in a statement on the team's official site that he will not appeal and will enter a treatment facility. Winston said he wants to support his friend. "I'm not anxious about his situation", Winston said before practice Wednesday .