The United States is still in the throes of the Coronavirus pandemic. The country is quickly approaching a total of 100,000 deaths due to the virus, and tens of millions of people have filed for unemployment claims throughout recent weeks, indicating staggeringly sky-high unemployment rates. What’s the president of the United States doing this weekend while the crisis rages on? He’s golfing at a property branded with his own name.
Now that Trump has arrived at the golf course, we know why. https://t.co/Od29ODSUlW
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) May 23, 2020
After having stayed away from Trump-branded golf courses since all the way back in the beginning of March, President Donald Trump visited one of his golf courses in north Virginia this Saturday. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reported:
‘The president was spotted by pool in white hat, white shirt and the motorcade has left the WH compound. Could this be his first golf outing since early March during stay at Mar-A-Lago? More to come.’
The president was spotted by pool in white hat, white shirt and the motorcade has left the WH compound. Could this be his first golf outing since early March during stay at Mar-A-Lago? More to come.
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) May 23, 2020
And the president has arrived at his Sterling Virginia golf property. His first visit to a Trump branded course since March 8th. https://t.co/Ar4w3HPfRO
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) May 23, 2020
Indeed — the trip was apparently not announced ahead of time, but yes, Trump ended up visiting one of his golf courses this Saturday morning. The Trump Organization started the process of reopening their golf courses in early May. They’d been closed amidst the national social distancing demands meant to help stem the spread of the Coronavirus. Trump has consistently seemed eager to lift those social distancing demands, no matter the potential ensuing negative effects on public health — and it’s definitely not beyond the current president for concern about getting back on the golf course to have driven his eagerness to dismiss public health guidelines. At one point, he even tweeted that his followers should “liberate” certain states that were under stay-at-home guidelines — including the state of Virginia, where his golf course that he visited this weekend is located.
Condemnation for the president promptly poured in. As political commentator Jon Favreau put it:
‘Trump won’t do anything else to stop a virus that’s killed 100,000 Americans. He won’t do anything else to fix an economy where 40 million are out of work. He will golf, though!’
Trump won’t do anything else to stop a virus that’s killed 100,000 Americans.
He won’t do anything else to fix an economy where 40 million are out of work.
He will golf, though! https://t.co/hyNuiTqC3H
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) May 23, 2020
Check out more Twitter reactions below:
— NoelCaslerComedy (@CaslerNoel) May 23, 2020
He got his puppet Dr Birx to say it was ok to play golf so he could blame her if he got bad press.Or blame the press for the bad press.Or blame (insert any name but Trump) for anything and everything. https://t.co/JGAVWnUh4Q
— M (@Gottheblues1) May 23, 2020
Trump fucked up the health and economy of the nation but really wanted to play golf. So we got weeks of “Liberate!” and all the other reopening nonsense so his golfing wouldn’t ‘look bad’?
It looks worse than bad. https://t.co/voTKR42QV6
— Thom (@thom_kingsfan11) May 23, 2020
BREAKING: Trump just arrived at his Virginia golf course. Trump is the biggest failure and fraud ever.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) May 23, 2020
President Trump pictured leaving White House for solemn remembrance of the nearly 100,000 killed by COVID-19.
I’m kidding. He was on his way to play golf. pic.twitter.com/pttE83yjVq
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) May 23, 2020
Motorcade turns into Trump National Golf Club, his 800-acre private golf club, about a 35-min drive, with police escort, outside DC. By my count, it's his 77th time there as president. pic.twitter.com/KFRmTip7aD
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 23, 2020
Looks like President Trump is back to doing what he does best (or at least most often): making promotional appearances at his golf courses https://t.co/n4mjM5mK7v
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) May 23, 2020
Hundreds of Americans will needlessly die of Covid-19 as Trump is promoting his own golf course today, which was also what he was doing back when he could have prevented most of the American deaths from this virus.https://t.co/57jaIE3lsy
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) May 23, 2020
Nearly 100,000 Americans are dead, and it appears Trump is going golfing. https://t.co/hhiDJionUS
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) May 23, 2020
Trump’s at Virginia golf club.
Birx repeatedly warned 3 areas in US with highest % of positive coronavirus cases are *MD, DC, VA.*
“This is so you can all make your decisions about going outside…potentially playing golf if you're very careful and you don't touch the flags.”
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) May 23, 2020
Celebrating 100,000 Americans dead due to his own failures by golfing on his own golf course and siphoning American taxpayer dollars pretty much sums up the Trump “Presidency”. https://t.co/P4qcFLiaQb
— Trent Capelli 🇨🇦 (@TrentCapelli) May 23, 2020
On Memorial Day weekend, 100,000 Americans will have died from Coronavirus. Their families will be grieving for and burying them whilst trump is on a golf course cheating at yet another 18-hole game.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) May 23, 2020
The White House staff know the optics of Trump playing golf are catastrophically bad. But you don't say no to Der Trumper.
— Greg Pinelo (@gregpinelo) May 23, 2020
[Trump while running for President] “I love golf, but if I were in the White House, I don't think I'd ever [golf] again…I just want to stay in the White House and work my ass off.”
[Trump during a pandemic that has killed almost 100,000 Americans] pic.twitter.com/ZVkMe65Gb5
— Chris Jackson (@ChrisCJackson) May 23, 2020
Today trump is honoring Memorial Day weekend and the 97,000 Americans dead from his catastrophic failures by hitting the links 🏌️ at his golf club. This is what he thinks of you. https://t.co/zZJyoFWaDB
— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@BillPascrell) May 23, 2020
As trump acts like he is fighting for churches going against state & constitutional law, will trump now go to church? NO- he is playing golf on Sunday!
— Beverly Hill (@HillBeverlyhill) May 23, 2020
Crisis over then? At least for trump it is. Now he can do what he really wants to do & it has nothing to do with saving lives or getting PPE in #HealthcareHeroes 's hands. It has to do with playing GOLF! The same thing he did while this all spun out of control at the beginning. https://t.co/jqHIqC6vdP
— 😷🌊🌊Imajicka🌊🌊😷 (@WicPagTimes) May 23, 2020
— Bernie Connor (@BernieConnor9) May 23, 2020
Not Arlington Cemetery or the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier…but a golf course.
— Tim Almy (@AlmyTimp) May 23, 2020
I thought TRMP said he would not play as much golf as Obama. well, sort of true. He is absent and on the golf course, his, at taxpayer expense, hundreds of times more than Obama!
I begin to wonder, has Trump ever in two days straight told the truth?! https://t.co/0nrXIbpjia
— LEE MYERS (@travelwithlee) May 23, 2020