With pandemic cases on the rise and more protests slated in Washington D.C. over police brutality against African-Americans, Donald Trump announced on Friday afternoon that he was forgoing his weekend trip to a New Jersey golf course because he was sticking close to the White House in the interest of maintaining "LAW & ORDER."
According to the president on Friday, "I was going to go to Bedminster, New Jersey, this weekend, but wanted to stay in Washington, D.C. to make sure LAW & ORDER is enforced. The arsonists, anarchists, looters, and agitators have been largely stopped ... I am doing what is necessary to keep our communities safe — and these people will be brought to Justice!"
However, as CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller tweeted, that was then and this is now and the president headed out to the links on Saturday at a course in Virginia where the weather appeared to be more conducive for a round of golf.
"Pres Trump now at his Sterling, VA golf club where it’s partly cloudy and 80°, heading to 92°. He canceled his weekend at his NJ golf club where rain is in the forecast. By my count, it’s the president’s 80th time at his Virginia club," he tweeted as commenters noted that Trump likely had a change of heart about New Jersey due to weather considerations.
You can see all the tweets below:
...I am doing what is necessary to keep our communities safe — and these people will be brought to Justice!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1593206150.0
Pres Trump now at his Sterling, VA golf club where it’s partly cloudy and 80°, heading to 92°. He cancelled his we… https://t.co/uZG8H0YPIl— Mark Knoller (@Mark Knoller)1593268041.0
@markknoller So, it was really all about the WEATHER, not trying to maintain “law and order” If he’s BREATHING, he… https://t.co/mPMC0BKbG2— The Resistor Sister ♥️🇺🇸🦅🙏🏻 (@The Resistor Sister ♥️🇺🇸🦅🙏🏻)1593268284.0
@markknoller Yep, so much easier to make sure law & order are enforced from a golf course. I don't know why police don't try that tactic.— Benni (@Benni)1593270643.0
@markknoller @JonLemire And while he golfs, he continues to do nothing about Putin putting bounties on our soldiers… https://t.co/xPvy5nwhSE— John Panzer (@John Panzer)1593271334.0
@SpeedRiver_ @markknoller I think he said he was staying in DC to maintain law and order aka hide in his bunker.— Char Hartman🌵➡🌊 (@Char Hartman🌵➡🌊)1593268324.0
@cfhs82 @markknoller @JonLemire His golf trips are most likely camouflaged opportunities for covert communication with Putin.— QandA (@QandA)1593270082.0
@woolly_mammoths @Battleriverbab1 @markknoller He wasn’t joking. He was lying.— tove christoffersen (@tove christoffersen)1593270400.0
@xwrigs @markknoller Oh, no it was the weather.— MsLivia1 (@MsLivia1)1593269039.0
@markknoller @MalcolmNance @realDonaldTrump golfs while America burns.— Je'veg Ⓥ (@Je'veg Ⓥ)1593268652.0