White House Keeps Up Charade About Trump “Working”
Why does the White House even bother any more about trying to keep up the charade that Donald Trump is “working?” Other than trying to get the election results overturned, Trump hasn’t done much of anything since Nov. 3.
Trump took one of his last flights ever on Air Force One Wednesday evening to spend the upcoming holiday week at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. No big surprise. It’s not like he hasn’t done that each year of his presidency. For some reason his staffers felt the need to put out a statement saying “As the Holiday season approaches President Trump will continue working tirelessly for the American people. His schedule includes many meetings and calls.”
Then shortly before 10:30 a.m. Thursday came the pool report that Trump had just arrived at his golf club in West Palm Beach. CNN managed to get video of Trump “working tirelessly.”
It appeared that even Trump himself was trying to get in on the “no really, I’m working” ploy. Late in the afternoon he tweeted “At a meeting in Florida today, everyone was asking why aren’t the Republicans up in arms & fighting over the fact that the Democrats stole the rigged presidential election?”
At a meeting in Florida today, everyone was asking why aren’t the Republicans up in arms & fighting over the fact that the Democrats stole the rigged presidential election? Especially in the Senate, they said, where you helped 8 Senators win their races. How quickly they forget!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2020
He didn’t indicate whether that “meeting” took place on one of tee boxes or in the clubhouse before or after his round.
Once it became clear what Trump was really doing Christmas Eve, Twitter erupted.
I am steaming thinking of Trump luxuriating in Mar-a-Lago and playing golf while my constituents are shivering in apartments relying on food bank generosity for their dinner on Christmas.
— Jackie Speier (@RepSpeier) December 24, 2020
Trump blew up the bipartisan covid relief deal, vetoed military funding, pardoned a bunch of loyalists, & skipped town to play golf at his resort in Florida.
Merry Christmas, America.
— Jesse Lehrich (@JesseLehrich) December 24, 2020