Bush Quit Playing Golf During the Iraq War — While Trump Sneaks Away to Golf During Pandemic
Let’s take a look at two rather crappy Republican presidents, shall we?
Back in 2003, former President George W. Bush quit playing golf out of respect for the families of Americans lost in the war in Iraq.
“I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the Commander-in-Chief playing golf,” Bush said in an interview with Politico.
“I feel I owe it to the families to be as — to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal,” he said.
Bush said his last round of golf was in August 2003 when he was informed that a truck bomb had wrecked the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, resulting in the loss of 22 people, including U.N. envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello.
“They pulled me off the golf course and I said, it’s just not worth it anymore to do,” Bush said.
Now let’s compare that to the current crappy Republican president* Donald Trump, who is golfing as I type this.
As the death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic in the United States neared 100,000 on this morning, Trump arrived at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia—his 185th such outing in 247 days—according to CBS News’ White House Correspondent Mark Knoller.
Pres motorcade departs WH this morning at 9:52AM and arrived 35 mins later at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, VA. By my count, its Pres Trump's 185th golf outing spanning all or part of 247 days. pic.twitter.com/oIxpoTOR7i
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 23, 2020
At least 96,082 Americans have died from the virus and 1,604,189 have been infected, the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center indicated on Saturday. The federal response to the global pandemic has been heavily criticized in the past several months, on everything from testing and supplies, to state closures and drug therapies.
WATCH: President Trump golfs on Saturday at his Virginia golf club. pic.twitter.com/L8SJf0wKzo
— The Hill (@thehill) May 23, 2020
Trump last golfed on March 8 at his club in Florida. The visit to his 800-acre private club in Sterling on Saturday was his 77th visit there as president, Knoller reported.
Americans were rightfully sickened:
Remember when the conservatives & @GOP criticized Obama for being on Martha's Vineyard during the annexation of Crimea? Funny how quiet they are while Trump golfs amid 97,000 deaths in his own country.#TrumpHasNoPlan
— wheresyourcompass (@wheresyourcomp1) May 23, 2020
BREAKING: Trump golfs as America dies. He is the laziest, most corrupt and sociopathic president in American history. By far.
— Andrea Junker (@Strandjunker) May 23, 2020
The GOP blamed Obama when 4 Americans died in Benghazi.
They were outraged about a death toll of 4.
Had 10 investigations.
The pandemic death toll is 97,000.
The GOP response?
Endless praise for Trump.
— Steve Rustad (@SteveRustad1) May 23, 2020
Today, Trump golfs, the 250th outing of his Presidency at a cost of $134,000,000, or $1340 per Coronavirus death he is responsible for.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) May 23, 2020
Donald Trump honors the 100,000 Americans who died from coronavirus?
Donald Trump visits a house of worship after demanding churches be reopened?
Donald Trump visits Gold Star families over Memorial Day weekend?
Donald Trump golfs?
— Travis Akers (@travisakers) May 23, 2020