Tracking and detailing Donald Trump’s obsession with the game of golf.
Before he took over the presidency, Trump frequently criticized President Barack Obama for golfing. Since taking over the presidency, Trump golfs far more often than Obama did and is one of the most prolific golfers in U.S. presidential history.
Golfing During COVID-19
On May 23, 2020, Trump went golfing at Trump National Golf Club in Virginia. As Trump golfed, the U.S. death toll from the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak neared 100,000. “U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday went on his first golf outing since the White House declared a national emergency over the coronavirus in March,” Reuters reported.
“Nearly 100,000 lives have been lost, and tens of millions are out of work. Meanwhile, the president spent his day golfing,” said Vice President Joe Biden. Biden’s presidential campaign also released a campaign commercial on Trump golfing during the virus.
During the 2014 ebola outbreak, when only two Americans died, Trump criticized President Barack Obama for golfing.
Video: Trump plays golf during COVID-19 pandemic