As the US death toll from coronavirus topped 97,000, President Donald Trump was spending his Memorial Day weekend doing what he’d typically do during any other time off during his presidency — golfing and tweeting.
Trump, who frequently chided former President Barack Obama’s golf habit, defended his decision to head to the golf course over the weekend, after he said Joe Biden’s presidential campaign launched an ad about it.
What they didn’t say is that it’s the first time I’ve played golf in almost 3 months, that Biden was constantly (…) vacationing, relaxing & making shady deals with other countries, & that Barack was always playing golf,” part of Trump’s Sunday tweets said.
About an hour after Trump returned to the White House from his Virginia golf club on Sunday, the White House announced that the President had issued travel restrictions against Brazil, which has been heavily impacted by the coronavirus.
The President appears to have also spent a considerable amount of time online over the weekend, tweeting or retweeting content from others nearly 100 times over the course of two days on his @realDonaldTrump account.