This weekend, President Donald Trump went golfing again. Early Sunday morning, he stopped by his own company’s golf course in Sterling, Virginia, where he’d also spent some time the previous day. According to a White House reporter who was on the scene, when the presidential motorcade arrived at the course, there was a protester holding a “tombstone-shaped sign that read 156K,” which is the approximate number of people who have died in the U.S. from the Coronavirus so far. While Trump golfs, the numbers continue to climb.
President Trump arrived at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia at 9:07am, according to pool reports.
This is his 377th visit to one of his properties and 284th visit to one of his golf clubs during his presidency.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) August 2, 2020
Reporter Cheryl Bolen explained:
‘After an uneventful drive in little traffic we pulled up to Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, VA at 9:05 a.m. Motorcade passed a lone protester on the side of the highway with a tombstone-shaped sign that read 156K… Fewer than 10 protesters were gathered at the entrance of the club holding signs, one dressed in black as the grim reaper.’
The grim reaper protester, of course, calls out Trump’s abject failures in responding to the Coronavirus. His failures have exacerbated suffering and death among Americans.
Pool report: "After an uneventful drive in little traffic we pulled up to Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, VA … Motorcade passed a lone protester on the side of the highway with a tombstone-shaped sign that read 156K."
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 2, 2020
Trump has consistently failed to take the virus crisis seriously. He has, for example, repeatedly touted the completely ridiculous claim that the U.S. has so many cases because the country has done so much testing. In fact, the Coronavirus would still be spreading throughout the country and sickening and killing people whether or not a single test was performed. None of the approximately 156,000 Americans who have died due to the Coronavirus would still be alive if they had not been tested for the disease. Tests don’t create cases!
Trump seems profoundly and dangerously incompetent, seeming to fail to grasp the fact that whether or not a case is confirmed via testing, people are still getting sick and dying on his watch. Other countries have successfully gotten their virus outbreaks under control, but the U.S. is left with an incompetent buffoon who spends an inordinate amount of time on the golf course in between his ridiculous conspiracy theories about the situation.