President Trump late Sunday hit out at Joe Biden after the probable Democrat nominee criticized his golf outing earlier in the day as the country approaches 100,000 deaths in coronavirus.
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Biden has been a harsh critic of Trump’s handling of the outbreak and the ad, along with Trump playing golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., And the number of deaths.
“Nearly 100,000 lives have been lost and tens of millions are out of work,” Biden tweeted. “At the same time, the president spent his day golfing.”
Trump took to Twitter himself to call out “Sleepy Joe.”
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He said that Biden’s team obviously thinks he “should stay in the White House all the time.”
“What they don’t say is that this is the first time I’ve played golf in almost three months, that Biden constantly vacationed, relaxed and did shady business with other countries and that Barack [Obama] always played golf, spent much of his journey in a smoke that spewed 747 to play in Hawaii – once even dropped off immediately after announcing the incredible death of a big young man by ISIS! “
Trump did not specify the body. But in 2014, then-President Obama faced criticism for his reaction to the death of James Foley, an American journalist. The New York Times reported at the time that Obama was talking to Foley’s parents and as soon as the “cameras went off,” he went to a golf course on Martha’s Vineyard. The newspaper reported: “He spent the rest of the afternoon on the links, even when a fire of criticism erupted over what many saw as a gross indifference to the slaughter he had just condemned.”
Trump critics are likely to see Biden engage in the same technology Trump used to hurt political rivals. Mediate pointed out that Trump has long criticized Obama for playing golf during his presidency.
“President Obama has a big meeting on N.Y.C. Ebola outbreak, with people flying in from all over the country, but decided to play golf! ”Trump wrote in 2014.
The Twitter exchange can be a preview of what’s still coming up to the 2020 election. Trump has recently tried to go on the offensive over the mask tied to the General Michael Flynn case. He told Fox News exclusively last week that Russia’s probe was “the biggest political crime in our country’s history.”
Biden was recently asked by ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos about the Obama administration’s investigation of Flynn and a mystery on January 5, 2017 at the Oval Office. He said he was “aware that there was – that they asked for an investigation, but that’s all I know about it, and I don’t think anything else …”
The 2020 election is likely to depend on how the public perceives Trump’s handling of the virus. The Democrats, like Biden, have been critical of what they said was a slow response and inconsistent messages. Biden wrote in the Washington Post earlier this month that Trump has failed to unite the country and instead “returns to a well-known strategy to divert debt and divide Americans.”
Trump said his early travel ban with China saved lives. He launched “Operation Warp Speed” in an effort to create and distribute a corona virus vaccine by combining military, private industry and other government agencies.
Trump said one of his top priorities is to have the country reopened.
The Associated Press contributed to this report