Yesterday, Trump Attacked Obama For Playing Golf As President

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When criticized for his first golf outing in 3 months, the President in turn criticized Obama for golfing too much.

Mediate reports that in response to “immediate criticism” that President Donald J. Trump received after visiting his Sterling, Virginia golf course on May 23, he tweeted criticism of former President Barack Obama’s golfing habits.

  • In a pool report, John Fritze of USA Today first reported Trump’s visit to Trump National in Sterling, Virginia, a property that includes a golf course, though he could not initially confirm whether or not Trump was golfing that day. Later that day, Trump was photographed golfing.

  • On May 23, Trump confirmed in a tweet that he had in fact been golfing. Trump defended his actions and said that he was getting “exercise” and that it was the “first time [he had] played golf in almost 3 months.”

  • Trump also accused Joe “Biden [of] constantly vacationing, relaxing & making shady deals with other countries,” and said “that Barack [Obama] was always playing golf, doing much of his traveling in a fume spewing 747 to play golf in Hawaii—Once even teeing off immediately after announcing the gruesome death of a great young man by ISIS!”

  • Mediate reports that the range of criticism includes Trump’s timing as the United State COVID-19 death toll nears 100,000, his not wearing a face mask, and his “apparent hypocrisy.” Before becoming president, Trump criticized then-President Barack Obama for going golfing when there were two confirmed ebola cases in the United State.

On May 25, Memorial Day, Trump added,

Some stories about the fact that in order to get outside and perhaps, even a little exercise, I played golf over the weekend. The Fake & Totally Corrupt News makes it sound like a mortal sin—I knew this would happen! …They are sick with hatred and dishonesty. They are truly deranged! They don’t mention Sleepy Joe’s poor work ethic, or all of the time Obama spent on the golf course, often flying to Hawaii in a big, fully loaded 747, to play. What did that do to the so-called Carbon Footprint? He also played moments after the brutal killing by ISIS of a wonderful young man. Totally inappropriate—and it was me who shattered 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. I was left a MESS!

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