As Americans Struggle To Pay Their Rent And Feed Their Kids, Trump Has Press Conference At His Golf Club In Front Of Members

What an a--hole.

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Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he is about to do a news conference (which is going on now) “on the ChinaVirus” and what the president called, “the just announced very good economic numbers, and the improving economy.” Trump is trying to put a positive spin on the apocalyptic economy because the United States added 1.8 million jobs in July. However, the economy is still down nearly 13 million jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. These aren’t jobs that the Trump administration created. Instead, this is about people returning to their jobs.

The optics aren’t good today as Trump spent time at his Bedminster golf club in New Jersey, and for the presser, the president allowed wealthy club members to attend, with many of them refusing to wear protective face masks — and they aren’t practicing social distancing.

This just looks bad. Sure, dude, talk about the Americans that are suffering, jobless, dying, ill, shuttered at home, while you hang out with your rich friends.



Twitter users were not amused.

Rules only apply to the little people, apparently. People like you and me, but not for the president, his administration, or his wealthy buddies. What an absolute disgrace that the United States is left without a president during several national crises. They’re playing by two sets of rules here, and the average American is going to be thrown a crumb now and then — maybe.

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