US Coronavirus Deaths Near 100,000 As Trump Enjoys Memorial Day Weekend Golfing

Elias Hubbard
May 26, 2020

The U.S. leads the world with a reported 1.6 million coronavirus cases and more than 96,000 deaths, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

"To me, the most important question is are we going to do what we need to do to prevent the next 100,000?" asked Dr. Tom Frieden, a former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Trump recalled former President Obama's golf outings, noting the former frequently flew to Hawaii for his vacations which included golf.

President Donald Trump has fired back at Former Vice President Joe Biden after he criticized the president for spending part of his Memorial Day weekend tweeting and playing golf as the United States coronavirus death toll approached 100,000. Photographs that appeared later on Twitter showed him swinging a golf club and driving alone in a cart on the course at his private Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.

'The death toll is still rising. "The president is playing golf".

In 2016, Trump bragged he wouldn't have time for golf if he became president. "I promise you I will be". The website, "Trump Golf Count", lists down the 251 times Trump has visited golf clubs since his inauguration.

"The Fake & Totally Corrupt News makes it sound like a mortal sin - I knew this would happen!", Trump tweeted, saying this was the first time he had played in almost three months. Trump has largely been reluctant to don a mask throughout the pandemic.

President Donald Trump played golf Saturday for the first time since he declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency more than two months ago, leading to the shutdown of much of American society. "Now he heads to a 10 day vacation in Martha's Vineyard. Worse than Carter", Trump tweeted in October 2014 during the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, comparing Obama to former President Jimmy Carter.

The president earlier this month told reporters that he'd "really like to play golf but it's too busy right now".

"Sleepy Joe's representatives have just put out an ad saying that I went to play golf (exercise) today".

Trump, a Republican who is running for re-election in November, is eager to have the pandemic-stricken economy in at least somewhat better shape by the fall to bolster his chances of staying in the White House.

He also noted that it was the first time he had played in nearly three months, then slamming both Biden and Obama for their recreational activities during their administration.

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