The White House released the president's schedule for Christmas Eve saying that he would be working "tirelessly for the American people." But what that has actually turned into is something else.
After vetoing the defense spending bill, which included a raise for military service members, and threatening to veto the COVID-19 stimulus and 2021 budget, Trump fled to Florida to golf. For months, the White House has negotiated the stimulus bill and Trump's budget, but at the last minute, the president decided he wanted to throw it all out the window.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that she was willing to take Trump's bill demands and pass them by noon on Christmas Eve. The Senate, however, is another story. It has been nine months of negotiation until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) finally agreed to a bill. The House passed a stimulus bill seven months ago, back in May 2020.
Instead of doing his part to help get a bill that satisfied him, Trump flew to Florida and went golfing.
It led many on Twitter to call the president out for destroying the lives of Americans who need any stimulus money, service members counting on their raise, and government workers who may end up unemployed during another shutdown.
See the rage below:
Trump has arrived at his golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida. https://t.co/uxWpjYhBdG— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale)1608823918.0
Trump blew up the bipartisan covid relief deal, vetoed military funding, pardoned a bunch of loyalists, & skipped t… https://t.co/Wyp0WtN8xD— Jesse Lehrich (@Jesse Lehrich)1608825640.0
Trump just made an impossibly horrible Christmas even worse for millions. They have to spend the coming days in deb… https://t.co/ehEJns3Mit— Ahmed Baba (@Ahmed Baba)1608835260.0
I am steaming thinking of Trump luxuriating in Mar-a-Lago and playing golf while my constituents are shivering in a… https://t.co/YQX61Abosv— Jackie Speier (@Jackie Speier)1608829008.0
According to the pool report, Trump is now at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach. A $900 billion… https://t.co/Bc4Td9OzZb— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1608829233.0
At 10:18 am, President Trump’s motorcade pulled into Trump International Golf Club. Last night, the White House… https://t.co/Ct6MCPY8JA— Jim Sciutto (@Jim Sciutto)1608824148.0
Trump blows up the #COVID19 relief bill and Defunds the Military with his VETO of the #NDAA. Unemployment Insurance… https://t.co/H6kB9sb2bZ— Scott Huffman (@Scott Huffman)1608811791.0
After the White House went out of its way to say President Trump had many meetings and calls today, without listing… https://t.co/fuBlSr2yLV— Kaitlan Collins (@Kaitlan Collins)1608833017.0
The day after he blocked paychecks for the troops, here’s trump on the golf course. https://t.co/VpueC7CVni— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@Bill Pascrell, Jr.)1608833398.0
My Grandma turned 90 yesterday, she helped raise me. I haven’t been able to visit her this year due to covid. She m… https://t.co/Wwp7UoGuaQ— NoelCaslerComedy (@NoelCaslerComedy)1608826237.0
Trump wants us to have a $2000 stimulus check so bad that the fucker took off to Florida to play golf.— Amy Lynn ✡️🍭🌊 (@Amy Lynn ✡️🍭🌊)1608828175.0
Once after Trump is sentenced to prison, he should be put in a cage in the middle of a public golf course where Ame… https://t.co/E7x6bQteGt— Exploding Space Pillow Singh, MD 🌊 (@Exploding Space Pillow Singh, MD 🌊)1608835236.0
Trump is obviously not taking phone calls and having meetings as his schedule suggested. Today, he left for his golf course at 10:17am EST.— In Joe we trust! (@In Joe we trust!)1608828881.0
Good to know there's solid data service on the back 9 of the Trump golf course https://t.co/a2Xals7hHD— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1608836722.0
I would argue the trump also wants to pardon everyone he’s ever met and also golf as much as possible. https://t.co/AwVdE7tuCN— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1608820702.0
Who would have thought trump would heartlessly take a sharpie to the relief package & obliterate it & head to MarAL… https://t.co/Kmerr70WhM— MarChar🇺🇸☮🆘️Resist🇺🇸☮🆘️NeverTrump🇺🇸☮🆘️ (@MarChar🇺🇸☮🆘️Resist🇺🇸☮🆘️NeverTrump🇺🇸☮🆘️)1608838538.0
This is probably what #Trump will do for the rest of his term. Hide away in his Florida palace, attack people at Twitter, collect money from his suckers & golf at US Taxpayers expense. 317 golf outings & counting
18,970,356 casesof #COVID19 in the USA & 335,160 deaths!! pic.twitter.com/Oiknlh8IZM
— Foxman (Brian Fox) (@FoxmanMusic) December 24, 2020
COVID relief not coming. The House GOP and Trump don't do relief. They pardon assholes, cut military funding, play… https://t.co/aUF8jmS8Hj— Mr. Newberger (@Mr. Newberger)1608830510.0
Twas the night b4 Xmas when all through the land, people dying of COVID at Trumps negligent hand. Hunger abounds an… https://t.co/LMJew2Ak05— Mary Kelly, RN MotherF’er CEN,CCRN (@Mary Kelly, RN MotherF’er CEN,CCRN)1608834435.0