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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.

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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.

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:

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