President Donald Trump pulled out of spending the weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. While local police said that there wasn't any expectations of danger, Twitter users wondered if the reason was due to the optics or due to Trump's fears from protesters.
Last Friday, Trump was rushed to the presidential bunker to protect him from a few hundred protesters the Secret Service was concerned were getting too close to the White House. In the days that followed the crowds got larger and windows were broken out of stores. It's unclear if the Secret Service brought Trump to the bunker in the days that followed the first trip.
Trump told Fox News that he wasn't hiding in the bunker, he was really just inspecting it.
Regardless of the reason for Trump canceling his golfing weekend, it earned him considerable mockery.
See the comments below:
@realDonaldTrump Trump is barricading himself inside building a wall around the White House while sleeping in the b… https://t.co/Rni0UvwAaa— Outspoken (@Outspoken)1591302329.0
I just heard Trump has cancelled his weekend golf trip to Bedminster. Can we call him Nero yet?— trixie (@trixie)1591302913.0
@JonLemire Of course Trump won’t be going to Bedminster to play golf. He’ll be in his bunker in the White House sha… https://t.co/CZOBLeFXT0— Minerva (@Minerva)1591303308.0
It’s a shame Trump can’t go to Bedminster. I guess they didn’t have high enough fences or a secure enough bunker. T… https://t.co/F49fTzDsR9— ⏸ Captain Ballast 🇺🇸🇺🇸🛥 🏝🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@⏸ Captain Ballast 🇺🇸🇺🇸🛥 🏝🇺🇸🇺🇸)1591303253.0
@JonLemire @jdawsey1 because he is to scared to leave his self made prison.— JavaQueen (@JavaQueen)1591300400.0
@JonLemire Stand by for rage tweeting assault. Take cover.— Shayna🌊✡️🌊 (@Shayna🌊✡️🌊)1591300137.0
@JonLemire He’s just discovered that the fence is, er, locked from the outside.— Asneakypete (@Asneakypete)1591302827.0
@JonLemire “Oh god, another day in the White House...more fences!!” https://t.co/sf9Rg1nTgN— The Rood (@The Rood)1591302715.0
@JonLemire Aww. Couldn’t build another fence around the club? #TrumpHides— cookie brit (@cookie brit)1591302290.0
@JonLemire Sounds like Trump has more bunker inspections to complete.— Denise Shearin 🌊 😷 (@Denise Shearin 🌊 😷)1591301644.0
@JonLemire Is @realDonaldTrump staying home to attend Sunday church at St. John’s and taking “a bible” with him?… https://t.co/4QtTaax6yl— Petra Lewis (@Petra Lewis)1591300301.0
@JonLemire He better damn well go to a Sunday church service attended by the general public and pray (he better learn how to do so ASAP).— Bob Kessler (@Bob Kessler)1591303494.0
@JonLemire Someone is feeling grouchy now... with all that’s going on, he always has golf... but I guess not now...— WickedRelieved🇺🇸✝️☘️😷🌎☮️ (@WickedRelieved🇺🇸✝️☘️😷🌎☮️)1591300266.0
@JonLemire @jdawsey1 He can golf locally. No sweat off his 244lb frame.— JP (@JP)1591300265.0
@JonLemire I bet Trump has the runs and can't travel.— Mash PRESIDENT BIDEN 🇺🇸 (@Mash PRESIDENT BIDEN 🇺🇸)1591300166.0
@JonLemire He'll be in the bunker. #BunkerBoy #bunkerbitch— sprngclnr2014 (@sprngclnr2014)1591300248.0
@JonLemire @jdawsey1 I guess they couldn't build a bigger fence at Bedminster.— Pat Tracy (@Pat Tracy)1591300225.0
@SarahBCalif @JonLemire @HelenKennedy Trump caged and cowed. Finally. Keep up the pressure, America.— Dr. California Southerner (@Dr. California Southerner)1591303286.0
@JonLemire He’s afraid to leave access to the bunker— 36 Days to Inauguration and Sanity (@36 Days to Inauguration and Sanity)1591300187.0