Saturday, May 23, 2020

What did Donald Trump do today?

He went golfing.

Trump visited one of his luxury golf resorts today, after an unprecedented 76 days away from the links due to the coronavirus outbreak. Trump had complained bitterly of being cooped up in the White House during that stretch—like most Americans were in their own homes—though he actually traveled quite often. (That travel included two weekend visits to Camp David, which has a golf course, but it's not known if Trump played.)

As usual, the White House refused to confirm that Trump was actually playing golf, although he was caught on video. It was his 250th visit to a golf course during daytime hours since taking office. 

While Trump golfed, the number of Americans known to have died from COVID-19 passed 98,000. The actual number of deaths from the virus is much higher

In 2014, Trump attacked then-President Obama for playing golf during an Ebola virus "outbreak" consisting of two healthcare workers at one hospital, neither of whom died.

Why should I care?

  • Even by Trump's standards where golf is concerned, this is pretty hypocritical.