President Donald Trump played golf Saturday for the first time since he declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency more than two months ago, leading to the shutdown of much of American society.
His return to the course was the latest sign that he wants the country back to pre-outbreak times.
Trump also planned Memorial Day visits to Arlington National Cemetery and the Fort McHenry national monument in Baltimore, followed by a trip to Florida’s coast on Wednesday to watch two U.S. astronauts blast into orbit.
The golf outing came a day after Trump said houses of worship are “essential” and he demanded that governors allow them to reopen during the holiday weekend.
Photographs that appeared later on Twitter showed him swinging a golf club and driving alone in a cart on the course at his private Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.
Anything that is anti-Trump can be found on CNN. So it’s no surprise that one of their photographers captured pictures of President Trump golfing *GASP* without a mask on Saturday.
CNN photojournalist @abdallahcnn got a shot of President Trump golfing today. He says the president is moving around the course in a golf cart alone but is golfing with three partners. None of the men are wearing masks. pic.twitter.com/WXYS6zDPNd
— Jason Hoffman (@JasonHoffman93) May 23, 2020
President @realDonaldTrump waved at my camera on Saturday while golfing at his Virginia club.
His first visit to one of his golf properties since March amid the coronavirus pandemic.
By CNN's count, this is his 265th visit to one of his golf clubs since becoming President. #cnn pic.twitter.com/NBHofTOAnt
— Khalil Abdallah (@abdallahcnn) May 23, 2020
CNN thought they had a major “scoop.” But their so-called “scoop” instantly became a giant joke on Twitter:
Why would they be wearing masks when they’re outside playing golf? That’s like noting that they’re not wearing tuxedos while swimming.
— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) May 23, 2020
Is Nancy Pelosi going to write up articles of impeachment again? 🤡
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) May 23, 2020
I’ll alert Dr Fauci and the Pulitizer folks Jason.
— Tony Bruno (@TonyBrunoShow) May 23, 2020
and? Is there really nothing going on? Maybe the “photojournalist” should go to Michigan and investigate the tyrant Whitmer. Or to the CCP and find out how this virus got away from them and why they lied about it. Hmmm
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) May 23, 2020
Thank god you guys are out there covering this. Your bravery is second to none. I’m sure Neil Davis would be impressed
— Jake Coco (@jakecoco) May 23, 2020
You have to be drunk on CNN to believe that wearing a mask on a golf course is a necessary endeavor. https://t.co/sYkrPi9gLQ
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) May 23, 2020
That’s some hard-hitting journalism right there.
— Beth Baumann (@eb454) May 23, 2020
CNN wonders why the American people don’t take them seriously. It’s because of stupid things like this. The CDC recommends wearing a mask when out in crowded places, like the grocery store, not in the middle of a golf course when riding in a cart by yourself.
Maybe the network should consider spending more of their time and money holding China accountable for unleashing the Wuhan coronavirus on the world.