On Sunday, while vacationing in south Florida during the holiday season, President Donald Trump went golfing — and, according to a report from a journalist on the scene, at least a few demonstrators were on the roadside as Trump rolled in. According to a White House pool report, journalists “saw just a few people along the route to the golf club – two supporters waved flags while another held a sign that read ‘crazy f**k.'” That protester’s sign seems to aptly sum up the current state of the swiftly collapsing Trump presidency.
Trump pool report: "Pool saw just a few people along the route to the golf club – two supporters waved flags while another held a sign that read 'crazy f**k.'"
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 27, 2020
Trump continues to refuse to acknowledge the reality of his recent election loss, claiming that widespread fraud swung the election to President-elect Joe Biden. In a delusional diatribe against those who have refuted his outlandish claims of systematic fraud, Trump insisted on Saturday that “WE WILL WIN!!!” Is he still going to be touting his imaginary chances of an imminent victory in January, after Congress certifies the electoral college vote totals? Is he still going to be pushing this nonsense after Joe Biden is inaugurated as president on January 20? When is the delusion going to end? Trump insisted that it is “Time for Republican Senators to step up and fight for the Presidency,” which is disturbingly cultish language from the president of the United States.
As Trump golfed on Sunday, the nation awaited his action on a COVID-19 relief package that Congress recently approved. Trump has so far declined to sign the legislation, demanding an increase in the amount of individual direct payments to Americans from $600 to $2,000 — but if he’s so genuinely concerned about supporting Americans, then why is now when he’s publicly pushing this proposal? He had months! Americans need assistance, not a spectacle.
Trump has consistently failed to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic with the seriousness that the situation demands. On Saturday, Trump claimed that “Florida & others are open & doing well,” but as of Sunday afternoon, over 6,300 Floridians were hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19, and as of that same point, the state had suffered at least 21,135 COVID-19 deaths. Trump is wrong.