Trump Faces Protest Signs Saying ‘Trump Makes Me Sick’ as He Returns to WH After Golfing During Pandemic
A White House official told Politico on Friday that Donald Trump hadn’t played golf in more than 70 days, but that streak is over, even though the coronavirus pandemic rages on.
Trump hit the links Saturday at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, where golf has the green light, despite rising infections in the Washington, D.C., metro area, which includes Northern Virginia. Still, because of its somewhat solitary nature, Dr. Deborah Birx, a prominent member of the White House coronavirus task force, said Friday that golf — with precautions — was a smart way to get outdoors during Memorial Day weekend.
Trump certainly seemed to hear that. He reportedly was seen driving in a golf cart alone, but was playing with three other people. None of the men were seen wearing masks.
Trump, who says he gets tested for the coronavirus daily, has mostly refused to wear a mask in public, and even admitted he didn’t want to give the media the satisfaction of seeing him wear one.
CNN photojournalist @abdallahcnn got a shot of President Trump golfing today. He says the president is moving around the course in a golf cart alone but is golfing with three partners. None of the men are wearing masks. pic.twitter.com/WXYS6zDPNd
— Jason Hoffman (@JasonHoffman93) May 23, 2020
The White House pooler today, John Fritze with USA Today, reported that Trump faced some protest signs as he left his golf club, including one saying “Trump makes me sick.” Trump golfed for 3 1/2 hours, on a day when the deaths from coronavirus approach 100,000 Americans.
There were no protestors when Trump arrived at the club, because no one could’ve guessed that Trump would be so callous as to golf while the rest of America is dealing with COVID-19. Never underestimate Trump though!
And since there’s always a tweet, here’s one for you:
President Obama has a major meeting on the N.Y.C. Ebola outbreak, with people flying in from all over the country, but decided to play golf!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2014
The fact that Trump went golfing today has been trending on Twitter all day, and people are rightfully sick:
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
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
This is hysterical. Well, it’s actually not…it’s sad. But if we don’t laugh we cry.
BREAKING: to celebrate the start of the Memorial day weekend – Donald Trump golfs off the coffin of the 100,000th Coronavirus victim's coffin. pic.twitter.com/yzee9fAbTE
— Paul Lidicul (@PaulLidicul) May 23, 2020
100,000 Americans dead, Trump golfs.
38 million Americans without a job, Trump golfs.
20% of Americans now in peril of foreclosure or eviction, Trump golfs.
40% of American families with children under 12 express concerns they can't afford food for their kids, Trump golfs.
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) May 23, 2020
A normal President would be holding a memorial service this weekend for the one hundred thousand Americans who have died under his watch. Trump golfs.
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) May 23, 2020
As America mourns the deaths of almost 100,000 Americans, Donald Trump golfs on this somber Saturday, using our money. #SaturdayThoughts
— Ms. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) May 23, 2020