Trump’s Sunday Golf Outing Goes Horribly Wrong After Protestor Confronts Him


On Sunday, August 23, President Donald Trump yet again went to one of his golf courses on what was apparently at least the 272nd day of his presidency on which he’d visited a golf course branded with his own name. That works out to that Trump has been on the golf course on over one out of every five days of his presidency. On Sunday, he was confronted by a small group of anti-Trump protesters outside the golf course’s entrance, including one with a sign insisting that “Suburban Moms [Love] Joe.” Trump has recently been ranting about how “Suburban Women” (who he’s also referred to as “Housewives”) supposedly have got to be on board with his campaign because of his pledge to keep low income housing out of the suburbs.

His anti-low income housing rhetoric seems brazenly racist. Members of marginalized communities are often associated with low income housing, so Trump’s comments might be able to be “translated” as a thinly veiled pledge to keep black Americans out of majority-white suburbs. Really — the racist undertones are pretty clear.

On August 12, Trump tweeted:

‘The “suburban housewife” will be voting for me. They want safety & are thrilled that I ended the long running program where low income housing would invade their neighborhood. Biden would reinstall it, in a bigger form, with Corey Booker in charge!’

Cory Booker (not “Corey”) is a Democratic Senator from New Jersey who has no apparent relationship to any kind of actual policy plan on the part of the Biden team. However, Booker is black — and Trump is glibly using the Senator’s identity as part of his attempt to scare “suburban housewives” into voting for him. Trump says that marginalized community-associated housing would “invade” suburbs if not for him — could the racist undertones be any more glaring?

The racist undertones made another appearance in a previous Twitter message from the president on the subject. In July, he tweeted:

‘I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood.’

The patronizing insistence on using terminology like “Suburban Housewives” seems to be itself glaringly sexist too, it’s worth noting. It’s as if he can’t help but flounder big time.