This past Memorial Day, Trump took time off to play golf — even though nearly 100,000 Americans have died from coronavirus (COVID-19) and the pandemic has not been quelled.
Nearly 100,000 lives have been lost, and tens of millions are out of work. Meanwhile, the president spent his day… https://t.co/Xi1JseqZQH— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden) 1590285360.0
Trump has also cost taxpayers an exorbitant amount of money on the links according to trumpgolfcount.com.
Remember when Trump used to criticize President Obama for golfing? So far his golf trips have cost taxpayers more… https://t.co/szefZnxCEr— Robert Reich (@Robert Reich) 1590346259.0
Former Bill Clinton administration labor secretary Robert Reich puts this money into perspective as 335 years of a presidential salary. And while Donald Trump's net worth is estimated at $2.1 billion, it still doesn't excuse him from doing exactly what he so harshly criticized Obama for doing.
According to fact-checking website Snopes, while there is consensus in many reports that Trump has spent around $100 million in taxpayer money, it's hard to pin the number down to anything as specific as trumpgolfcount.com's claims.
For Trump to spend his Memorial Day, as president, publicly golfing and neglecting the severity of COVID-19 is both irresponsible and questionable. And to have a history of criticizing one president only to do what he criticized at a higher rate is clear hypocrisy.