President Donald Trump appears to still be reeling over the negative media attention that he attracted over his golf outings last weekend, while the U.S. approached a total of 100,000 Coronavirus deaths. Americans are still dying in large numbers due to the virus, and millions more Americans are still reeling from the economic upheaval amidst the attempts to contain the disease — but the president was focused with his public image. This Tuesday afternoon, he rushed to Twitter to mockingly point out that former President Barack Obama also went golfing recently — although Obama is not the actual current president who is ignoring his basic job responsibilities.
‘Didn’t Obama, whose Administration has now been caught cold illegally spying on the Trump campaign, recently also get caught playing golf on a course in Virginia, despite his wife Michelle urging people to stay home, before and after his round, in a major public service message?’
He added that, supposedly, “The only thing the Dems have going for them is their very close relationship with the Fake News Lamestream Media!”
….A total double standard. The only thing the Dems have going for them is their very close relationship with the Fake News Lamestream Media!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2020
It’s important to note — no, the Obama administration was never caught “illegally spying on the Trump campaign.” That just didn’t happen. The president, who sounds completely unhinged, made it up based on a flimsy collection of scattered pieces of information that have been wound together into an absolutely ridiculous and reality-disconnected narrative. Trump has even recently suggested that Obama and his former vice president Joe Biden should be potentially jailed for their supposed crimes against Trump’s campaign — but those crimes do not exist. The president is talking like a wannabe despot targeting his political opponents.
His desperation may be based in his increasingly dismal political chances. Polls consistently have presumptive Dem nominee Joe Biden far out ahead of Trump.
"If I were a Democrat instead of a Republican, I think everybody would've been in jail a long time ago, & I'm talking with 50-year sentences…people should be going to jail for this stuff…this was all Obama. This was all Biden": Trump suggests Obama & Biden should be in prison pic.twitter.com/MOwPvpYRu4
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 14, 2020
Check out Twitter’s response below:
"The only thing the Dems have going for them"
There's also the fact that you are currently behind in every national poll and nearly every swing state poll.
How are you feeling about this morning's 11 point deficit in your favorite one, Rasmussen?
— Jean L.P. Jaurès 🌎🔬📚⚖️ (@larsp2740) May 26, 2020
— WaterBluSky (@MsMariaT) May 26, 2020
A double standard?
If it wasn't for double standards, you would have no standards at all. pic.twitter.com/SBGW4PhB5y
— D Villella ❄️ (@dvillella) May 26, 2020
someone should remind Trump that he's supposedly the president https://t.co/pLrq5oqXDM
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 26, 2020
Hey, @realDonaldTrump, why didn't you tell the American voters that you were negotiating a super-big deal for a Moscow tower while you were running for president, that such a deal would likely not go forward if you criticized Putin, & that your firm asked Putin's office for help? https://t.co/nnh05TmJHq
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) May 26, 2020
1) Obama did not "spy" on the Trump campaign. That is a lie.
2) Obama is … not actually the president anymore. https://t.co/H1vkcn2Ovp
— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) May 26, 2020
— Alex Contreras 🌈 (@Azcomicgeek) May 26, 2020
"Fact check: Trump has spent far more time at golf clubs than Obama had at same point."
— Bob Geiger (@GeigerNews) May 26, 2020
but obamaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa https://t.co/pRa7DMyR6m
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) May 26, 2020
100,000 Americans and counting have died on your watch thanks to your incompetence.
Shut up about President Obama. https://t.co/bOjXlrfIDH
— Wakandan Establishment Shill (@Kennymack1971) May 26, 2020
Wewww, where to start? Not only is this tweet a bunch of bullshit, but he seems to have forgotten that he himself was playing golf all weekend. https://t.co/d9LMdxxzBN
— Santiago Mayer (@santiagomayer_) May 26, 2020
— MATTHEW 🤔 (@matthewaguilarc) May 26, 2020
does he think obama is the president https://t.co/rL3gpTH3Gv
— David Mack (@davidmackau) May 26, 2020
— Jamie Flook (@FlookJamie) May 26, 2020
Obama is a private citizen. He can do what he wants, unlike Trump who has a public responsibility. https://t.co/3Nv0rj8IJo
— Trump is a Chump (@1A_US_Const) May 26, 2020
Didn't you… The President of the United States…just go play golf… during a pandemic…that you deny…and continue to encourage people not to stay home… https://t.co/gnDGJkPbOz
— brႿc (@justbroc_) May 26, 2020
— Donald Trump's Ego (@TheBigDsEgo) May 26, 2020
Attention @GOP..could one of your party 's "leaders" call the "President" and let him know that President Obama's two terms are over…Maybe one of you can get the President to snap back to reality? @senatemajldr @GOPLeader @NikkiHaley @marcorubio @RandPaul @SenatorBurr https://t.co/KDa55GZIAt
— ProgressiveHockeyPlayer (@ProgressiveHoc1) May 26, 2020
People are getting sick of this bile, misinformation, and conspiracy crap. This president is appalling and a disgusting human being. https://t.co/xTo8YSKiVT
— William Zaffer (@ecobill43) May 26, 2020
#TrumpDeathToll100K + already so your number was wrong .. everything about you is wrong … dementia, hallucinations, delusions, and such an immature asshole thinking tweets like this will distract and deflect from your mis-handling of a pandemic . https://t.co/904w3rm1TA
— r_scot_ (@r_scot_) May 26, 2020