Donald Trump claims he gets ‘a lot of work done’ on the golf course and insists Obama’s rounds were ‘much longer’ after networks photograph him on the fairway in Virginia amid the coronavirus spike
- Trump played on his Virginia course for about four hours Saturday
- He returned to the club on Sunday morning
- He said he ‘almost never’ plays during the week
- He attacked outlets who try to capture images of him as ‘fake news’
- The Trump campaign cancelled a planned New Hampshire rally Saturday, citing a Tropical Storm Fay
- Trump has made 193 trips to his own or other golf clubs over a period of 258 days, according to CBS
- Trump also tweeted about statues of U.S. founders and the border wall
President Donald Trump kicked off his Sunday by defending his golf play, saying he gets ‘a lot of work done’ while on the course – before heading to the same Virginia course he visited Saturday.
Trump penned the early morning tweets after spending about four hours on his Virginia course on Saturday, after scrubbing a campaign rally in New Hampshire on a day when he also donned a mask on a visit to the military hospital at Walter Reed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
By the time he arrived at the same location before 10 AM Sunday, he was greeted by a protester in a grim reaper costume with a sign that said ‘137k’ – a reference to the spiraling number of U.S. coronavirus deaths.
‘I know many in business and politics that work out endlessly, in some cases to a point of exhaustion. It is their number one passion in life, but nobody complains. My “exercise” is playing, almost never during the week, a quick round of golf,’ Trump tweeted after 8 am.
President Trump visited his Virginia golf course on Sunday after firing off tweets defending his hobby. He also played Saturday. He is pictured here on the course June 26
Then he went after his predecessor, who he previously attacked for playing too much golf as president.
‘Obama played more and much longer … rounds, no problem. When I play, Fake News CNN, and others, park themselves anywhere they can to get a picture, then scream “President Trump is playing golf.” Actually, I play VERY fast, get a lot of work done on the golf course, and also get a “tiny” bit of exercise. Not bad!’
As on previous occasions, network TV cameras were able to stake out a position to get a long-distance shot while he was playing his Virginia course.
An NBC correspondent posted a network shot that revealed Trump on Saturday was accompanied by an official White House photographer for the event.
President Donald Trump defended his golf habit in early morning tweets Sunday
Trump claimed that President Barack Obama played longer rounds of golf
Trump said he gets ‘a lot of work done’ on the golf course
Trump also defended the border wall after a visit by Mexico’s president, where the White House did not say for certain whether they discussed Trump’s campaign promise that Mexico would pay for the wall
Protestors hold signs as the motorcade of US President Donald Trump arrives at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, on July 12, 2020. One protester dressed as the grim reaper and posted the number of Americans killed by the coronavirus
CBS reported by its count Trump has made 193 trips to his own or other golf clubs over a period of 258 days. At the same point in his presidency, President Barack Obama had played 102 rounds of golf – although there was not immediate statistical information on how many average hours each man’s golf game took.
Trump also fired off tweets on multiple subjects Sunday, as he remained under fire for the controversial decision to commute the sentence of longtime political advisor Roger Stone, who was convicted of witness tampering and lying to Congress in connection to the Russia probe.
‘No, Radical Left anarchists, agitators, looters or protesters will not be knocking down or harming the Washington Monument, the Lincoln or Jefferson Memorials, or just about any other Federal Monumrnt [sic]or Statue,’ Trump wrote. ‘If they even try, an automatic 10 years in prison. Sorry!’
We have now built 240 Miles of new Border Wall on our Southern Border. We will have over 450 Miles built by the end of the year. Have established some of the best Border Numbers ever. The Radical Left Democrats want Open Borders for anyone, including many criminals, to come in!
Trump also defended the border wall after a visit by Mexico’s president, where the White House did not say for certain whether they discussed Trump’s campaign promise that Mexico would pay for the wall.
‘We have now built 240 Miles of new Border Wall on our Southern Border. We will have over 450 Miles built by the end of the year. Have established some of the best Border Numbers ever. The Radical Left Democrats want Open Borders for anyone, including many criminals, to come in!’ he wrote.
Following Trump’s tweet, CNN reported that it was Trump’s 276th trip to one of his golf properties as president Saturday, and that he was on the course about four hours.
Trump also tweeted out thanks to an Ohio man who managed to turn his entire front lawn into a giant ‘Trump’ sign.
J.R. Majewski used 120 gallons of biodegradable paint to pull off the huge banner, nwfdailynews.com reported.
Thank you to J.R. Majewski, a great Air Force Veteran and Trump Supporter who did a beautiful job of turning his lawn into a giant Trump Sign. Thanks also to your fantastic Ohio neighbors. We are making record progress on JOBS, etc. Big Silent Majority!!! @foxandfriends
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