The man who criticized his predecessor for spending too much time playing golf and then proceeded to spend over $70 million of taxpayer dollars on visits to his own private golf courses since his inauguration has now added insult to injury.
After spending the weekend dividing his time between sending out tweets attacking critics of his painfully slow response to the disaster in Puerto Rico, continuing his feud with NFL players who think that they have the right to express their opinions that police shouldn’t routinely shoot unarmed black men, and bringing the country closer to a nuclear confrontation with North Korea, President Trump took his exhausted tiny thumbs from the golf greens at his Bedminster, New Jersey country club to the golf greens at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City for the biennial Presidents Cup golf tournament, because, priorities, you know?
He took the opportunity to dedicate the winner’s trophy (something that usually the actual winner of the trophy gets to do) to the people of Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida still recovering from recent hurricane devastation, except in his own inimitable fractured syntax.
“On behalf of all of the people of Texas, and all of the people — if you look today and see what is happening, how horrible it is but we have it under really great control — Puerto Rico and the people of Florida who have really suffered over this last short period of time with the hurricanes, I want to just remember them,” Trump said.
“And we’re going to dedicate this trophy to all of those people that went through so much that we love — a part of our great state, really part of our great nation,” he blathered on, as usual unable to string together a single coherent sentence.
The cognitive dissonance of our nation’s ostensible leader gleefully enjoying a day at the golf tourney while millions of American citizens are without a consistent supply of power, food, and water, naturally led a few people to express their opinions on Twitter.
I really don’t think it’s possible to have elected a worst person for president. Literally anyone off the street would do a better job.
— Michelle (@michisreal) October 1, 2017
Maybe I'm blinded by my anger but the dedication of a golf trophy to people suffering strikes me as very "let them eat cake."
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) October 1, 2017
Unless it's made of chocolate or anything edible, he can stuff it in his ginormous ass. Those ppl need food and water!
— SylviaJ???????? (@sydj1405) October 1, 2017
Since it has 'President' on the Cup, Big Dote thought it was his…
How'd he react when told he couldn't take the Cup with him?
— Alan Nakamura (@cleekmaker00) October 1, 2017
The sliminess of Trump has no equal and no limits. Every day he outdoes himself in cruel, ignorant behavior. ????
— janellewm (@janellewm) October 1, 2017
Meanwhile his Gen on the ground is saying it’s the worst he’s every seen and calling for more troops and assets. Total disconnect.
— Beth Bryson (@maddezmom) October 1, 2017
Has anybody really looked into whether English is Trump's second language?
— CJ (@Spacegirl56) October 1, 2017
Let's cut him slack, it's obvious he's just showing folks that he learned this week that Texas, Florida and PR are, indeed, part of the US.
— The Flag's Up (@TheOffsideFlag_) October 1, 2017
I hate to ask: "from the pool" are you referring to the club's swimming pool or the press pool? Hard to tell with this administration
— ????️????LJ????️???? (@ljohn44) October 1, 2017
If only the people of PR had electricity & internet…I am sure they would be so comforted by such an emotional speech on their behalf.
— Jennifer Zepernick (@Redredwinejen) October 1, 2017
They also passed out autographed barf-bags!
— Moshe Yehuda (@mczaroff) October 1, 2017
I know every time I've been standing waist-deep in sewage, I've wanted to scream "Someone! For the love of God, get me a golf trophy!"
— Iris Pangburn (@Calamitatis) October 1, 2017
DJT. PAY PR $33mil u owe bankrupted DJT GOLF COURSE IN PR. PAY UP FU
— betty smith (@mdavi6841) October 1, 2017
The only comforting thought is that Trump hasn’t explicitly called for the repeal of the First Amendment yet. He has, however, mused aloud about revising libel laws and told employers to fire their employees who defy his ideas on how they should respect the flag, despite the fact that it is a federal offense to use his political office to do so.
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