Donald Trump is once again visiting one of his own golf clubs as the country remains caught in several intensifying crises, from the raging COVID-19 epidemic to anti-racism protests. And the extended unemployment benefits to tens of millions of jobless Americans are set to expire; evictions are about to peak, which will make the homeless rate in the United States spike. Over one hundred and sixty thousand Americans have died from the coronavirus, the disease this president failed to act promptly on when he first learned of the looming threat.
So, of course, Trump is at his Bedminister golf club in New Jersey, and his public schedule is blank. I’m old enough to remember Trump repeatedly criticized former President Barack Obama for golfing, and now the former reality show star is outpacing his predecessor.
Here’s Trump’s public schedule for today at his Bedminster golf club. (Public schedules don’t include all of a president’s activities.) pic.twitter.com/F2BWA6WPb6
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 7, 2020
Twitter users pounced.
I’m on PTO today and I still have three meetings. And I’m not even responsible for dealing with a global pandemic that’s killed 160,000 Americans
— Jaynie’s Got a Bun (@FreeGirlNowNYC) August 7, 2020
Golfing on the taxpayers dime. pic.twitter.com/NcyKMUER0x
— katybear9 (@katybear91) August 7, 2020
Still no federal response or national plan for dealing with Covid. By Christmas 300,000 deaths and 8 million cases. Still no plan. No new stimulus bill. The House passed the Hero’s bill in May, lost on Mitch McConnell desk. And Trump is on a 3 day golf trip, day 387 in 4 years.
— Danielle Candela (@DanielleCandela) August 7, 2020
I was told by the pres, just the other day, that trips were expensive. It was notable because it was probably one of the few truths to pass his lips at the time, and yet here he is on a trip again so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
— Ineffable Jeff (@jeffcieslak) August 7, 2020
A three-day weekend as the #TrumpVirus death toll rises and Congress remains deadlocked on a further relief plan. Utterly despicable. 🤬
— Lena Holubnychy (@tomtomlena) August 7, 2020
Let’s see we are in the middle of a pandemic, people are getting evicted, they have lost their u employment and the president takes a three day weekend to play golf
— Dr of social distancing (@uconnhenry) August 7, 2020
160,000 DEAD Americans from COVID-19!
Russian bounties on US troops!
— Shaggyskunk #BLM 🇨🇦🇺🇸 (@shaggyskunk) August 7, 2020
— JKRamon 🎵 (@jkramon1313) August 7, 2020
I’m starting to believe that Donald J. Trump is intentionally destroying this country for some
treason reason. There just isn’t any other explanation. There are only 88 days until the presidential election, and Trump is once again at his golf club amid the national crises. Trump doesn’t have a drop of empathy in him. He’s shitposting on Twitter right now while he’s kicking back at his golf club on our dime.
Featured image via DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos
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