The leader of the free world was labeled America’s “First Golfer” as he spent yet another day golfing on Saturday.
“Day 303 of Trump’s presidency at one of his golf clubs. And the 414th day at one of his properties. Today, Trump is at his Virginia golf club,” CNN’s Manu Raju reported.
Trump skipped a G20 meeting on the COVID-19 pandemic for his golf outting.
White House pool reporter George Condon of the National Journal bestowed the nickname as Trump returned to the White House.
Per today’s WH pool reporter @georgecondon: “After an uneventful motorcade, the First Golfer was back on campus at 2:54.”
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) November 21, 2020
Trump has received harsh criticism for the amount of time he spends on his hobby, with a devastating graphic on the front page of The Boston Globe.
The Boston Globe front page. pic.twitter.com/hClaUB9mAC
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 21, 2020
Supporters with flags and banners cheered Pres Trump as he departed his Virginia golf club after a 3½ hour visit. pic.twitter.com/nK1CwDeR4d
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 21, 2020
Trump undermined his own official after his administration finally began the Biden transition
GSA head Emily Murphy’s lengthy letter telling President-elect Joe Biden she is releasing transition funds to him comes with a strange set of personal remarks, including the claim she was not told how or when to authorize release the more than $7 million in those funds.
The only problem is that President Donald Trump says he is the one who told her to release the money.
“Please now that I came to my decision independently, based on the law and available facts,” Murphy writes. “I was never directed or indirectly pressured by any Executive branch official–including those who work at the White House or GSA–with regard to the substance or timing of my decision.”
NYT reflects on Trump’s presidency — with hilarious analysis of why he liked turkey pardons
In a deep dive into the final days of President Donald J. Trump's White House, The New York Times has drawn a somewhat unusual comparison -- to Thanksgiving pardoning of turkeys.
In November 2018, Trump stood in the Rose Garden and delivered the hard truth to a bird named Carrots, who was surely going to the slaughter.
“This was a fair election. Unfortunately, Carrots refused to concede and demanded a recount, and we’re still fighting with Carrots," Trump said. “We’ve come to a conclusion. Carrots, I’m sorry to tell you, the result did not change. It’s too bad for Carrots.”
Trump officials blindsided by news president is accepting transition — they first heard it on CNN: report
On Monday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta told anchor Wolf Blitzer that the decision by the Trump administration to move forward with the transition with President-elect Joe Biden startled some White House officials — who first learned about the decision when they saw it being reported on CNN.
"I just spoke with a senior White House official in the last couple of minutes who said that this news came as a surprise to some inside the building. They are learning this for the first time on CNN," said Acosta. "And while this official said, obviously, there are staffers like this person who will be cooperating with the Biden transition team, this person couldn't speak for everybody in the building. But this is an indication obviously coming from the [General Services Administration] that this transition from one administration, the outgoing Trump administration to the incoming Biden administration, is starting, Wolf."