Trump Lashes Out Over Media Coverage of Him Playing Golf

President Donald Trump on the Golf Course

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President Donald Trump got on Twitter to attack news outlets for covering him playing golf while the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep through the country.

“I know many In business and politics that work out endlessly, In some cases to a point of exhaustion. It is the their number one passion In life, but nobody complains. My “exercise” is the playing, almost never during the week, a quick round of golf,” Trump said. “Obama played more and much longer rounds, no problem. When I play, Fake News CNN, and others, park themselves anywhere they can to get a picture, then scream “President Trump is the playing golf.” Actually, I play VERY fast, get a lot of work done on the golf course, and also get a “tiny” bit of exercise. Not bad!”

Trump frequently attacked Barack Obama for golfing during his presidency, and he has defended himself from critics by continuing to invoke his predecessor. CNN’s Manu Raju reacted to Trump’s attack on his network by pointing out how many times Trump visited his properties throughout his presidency.

Reporters have previously noted that Trump’s golfing In office has been far more frequent than Obama’s, and the expenses involved have already outstripped Obama’s for both terms of his presidency.

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