If Donald Trump was trying to project strength and dedication to his job when he announced yesterday that he was canceling his weekend trip to his Bedminster New jersey golf club to “stay in Washington, D.C. to make sure LAW & ORDER is enforced,” any political benefit he may have wanted to achieve was completely undermined by what he chose to do instead.
Yesterday, Trump posted this notice on Twitter making it sound like he would be patrolling the streets personally to keep “the arsonists, anarchists, looters, and agitators” at bay.
…I am doing what is necessary to keep our communities safe — and these people will be brought to Justice!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2020
Today’s news that instead, the president had merely moved his golfing excursion from New Jersey — where the weather was currently rainy and soggy — to the Trump National Golf Club in the Washington DC suburbs, where the skies were precipitation-free, indicated that Trump was only going to be ensuring “LAW & ORDER” on his own property today.
If the president was hoping that no one would notice his hypocrisy in trying to transform a weather-related decision into a faux-boast about protecting the nation’s capital from all those nasty, monument-destroying protestors, he was sorely mistaken, as he was called out repeatedly for his easily discovered deception.
#Trump yesterday – canceling NJ trip because he "wanted to stay in Washington, D.C. to make sure LAW & ORDER is enforced”.
Trump today: At Trump National Golf Club in Virginia
(363rd day at one of his properties and 271st day at one of his golf clubs since sworn in)
— Michael Holmes (@holmescnn) June 27, 2020
Off to Trump national golf club, 361 golf trips at our expense for flight, secret service etc etc. No mask, no cares. Remove this ass
— freddie (@freddie52391790) June 27, 2020
When in fact: “President Trump arrived at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia at 10:23am, per the pool. This is the President's 363rd day at one of his properties and 271st day at one of his golf clubs since the beginning of his presidency.” https://t.co/0e3EBEeLDF
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) June 27, 2020
I'm going to Trump National Golf Club to watch Trump protect the fake civil war plaque he put up between the 14th hole and 15th tee.
Skipping NJ because of the forecasted rain…. @ProjectLincoln pic.twitter.com/j4bMiTaPSk
— BLUE WAVE News™️ خبر彙報 ข่าว Tin Tức OLA AZUL (@Lazo77400) June 27, 2020
No, this is more a slight of hand.
Instead of golfing in his Bedminster, NJ club, he went golfing at his Trump National, VA Golf Club.
Sacrifices were made.😭⛳️
— Shirley Eugest 🆘🍑 (@EugestShirley) June 27, 2020
President Donald Trump tees off while golfing at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, VA on Saturday. Trump was scheduled to spend the weekend at his club in Bedminster, NJ but cancelled his trip yesterday afternoon. #golf pic.twitter.com/tXgiwYpY77
— Al Drago (@Al_Drago) June 27, 2020
Low information voters may not be aware of Trump’s attempts to pull the wool over their eyes because they are too busy complaining about the masks they are being asked to cover their mouths and noses, but the rest of us can see the president’s sloth and his inability to rise to the necessities of his position of responsibility.
It’s just one more reason to ensure that he is removed from office as expeditiously as possible. If he resigns tomorrow, I’m sure we can all chip in to ensure that a putting green can be installed in whatever prison cell he eventually lands in.
It’s a one day offer only! Better take advantage of it while you can, Donnie.
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Vinnie Longobardo is a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music and art.