Donald Trump’s disrespect for America continues to reach new levels on a daily basis – and one of the days Trump decided to send another giant ‘f*ck you’ to the country happened to be yesterday, Independence Day.
Solidifying the fact that Trump has zero interest in actually doing his job as POTUS, Trump celebrated the 4th of July by playing golf instead of doing anything presidential. The White House pool report stated:
Motorcade arrived after a quiet trip at Sterling Park Golf Club, aka Trump National Golf Club, at 9:58.”
The amount of time off that Trump takes off from his job is unprecedented – he’s now spent almost a quarter of his failing presidency playing golf instead of running the country.
Today is Trump’s 35th day at a golf club since taking office. He’s been at a golf club on 21% of days as president.
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— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 3, 2017
After playing golf, Trump went back to the White House to stuff his face at the military families picnic and watch fireworks.
To put this into perspective, the last president who actually played golf on Independence Day was Eisenhower. Here’s a list of what other, greater presidents have done on the 4th of July:
- Obama: held concerts for military families at the White House
- Richard Nixon: signed a bill that lowered the voting age
- George W. Bush: spent the day honoring the military
These former presidents dedicated Independence Day to the American people and the military families who fought for our country, unlike Trump – who dedicated the day to…. himself. Is there a bigger slap in the face to America? Of course, there is. After all, this is Trump we’re talking about.
Trump also used the 4th of July to announce that he would be meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Friday. According to Reuters:
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Friday afternoon, the White House confirmed on Tuesday. This first face-to-face meeting between the leaders will take place in Germany during the G20 summit.”
That’s right – on a day where most Americans would be distracted and not paying attention to the news, Trump and his shady team decided to announce that he would meet with Putin. He’s practically putting his Russia scandal on full display here.
Trump spent his entire 4th of July disrespecting a country he doesn’t deserve to lead. Not even Trump’s biggest supporters should excuse this behavior and it should be publicly condemned.
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