America's economic crisis worsened on Friday as enhanced unemployment insurance expired, as did the nationwide moratorium on evictions.
The bleak outlook was reflected in new numbers showing the Gross Domestic Product falling by 32.9% in the second quarter -- the worst numbers ever recorded.
Meanwhile, over 155,000 Americans have died from coronavirus and parents are worried whether schools will be able to safely open for in-person classes -- or whether their local school district will join many big-city schools and only offer virtual learning.
And Hurricane Isaias is bearing down on Florida and the east coast.
Against that backdrop, President Donald Trump went golfing on Saturday.
GOLF UPDATE -- 1 AUG 2020: Trump is back at his golf course in Virgina. He has now spent 264 days on a golf cours… https://t.co/wzHQMdUDLG— S.V. Dáte (@S.V. Dáte)1596291262.0
NBC News shot video at "extreme distance" documenting Trump's bizarre practice of making his caddie ride on the back of his golf cart.
The president and caddie on the course today. (@NBCNews video taken at extreme distance). https://t.co/0uzFXJi4un— Kelly O'Donnell (@Kelly O'Donnell)1596299076.0
The group Meidas Touch released a video blasting Trump for golfing during the crises.
Over 156,000 dead. The worst GDP drop in history. And Trump is golfing. Again. #TrumpGolfsYouDie https://t.co/VmxeBpRPuj— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch.com)1596294052.0
Here's what others were saying about Trump's prioritization of how he spends his time:
I remember how outraged the country was when Trump played a round of golf as we hit the grim milestone of 100,000 d… https://t.co/Z1Sk1u51tg— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈)1596314234.0
Per pool reporter @alaynatreene, the message "Trump killed Herman Cain" was written in chalk outside the entrance o… https://t.co/kpxCSLTxTD— Ben Jacobs (@Ben Jacobs)1596306469.0
As millions face their first weekend without extended unemployment benefits, Republican senators are at home and Trump is playing golf.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer)1596291235.0
@WHPublicPool 6 protesters on either side of the street meet #Impotus motorcade this a.m. shouting “Traitor”, “F**k… https://t.co/PjKk4URniZ— Jay Cuasay (@Jay Cuasay)1596291314.0
I’d rather Trump play golf than play president.— Windsor Mann (@Windsor Mann)1596292705.0
The signs person, woman, man, camera and tv are outside of Trump’s golf course https://t.co/dA0jncYVTN— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko)1596291115.0
"I won't have time to golf. I just want to work my ass off" - Donald Trump, Feb. 2016. Today marks his 372nd day g… https://t.co/oTCzOZB1c4— Mike Pence - Professional Mannequin (@Mike Pence - Professional Mannequin)1596303719.0
@markknoller 250 Americans died of Covid while he played, thousands waited in lines for food and testing, and milli… https://t.co/WvzErM8aS5— John Miller (@John Miller)1596307541.0