- Trump has attacked a collective of Democratic politicians.
- Some Republicans worry about the president’s conspiracy theory tweets.
- Trump has accused Joe Biden of corruption.
US President Donald Trump has hit out at Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s ad showing him playing golf while the number of coronavirus deaths in the country continues to rise. The ad format depicts the president as an unconcerned leader who leisures away as the country continues to suffer.
Trump has defended the move to indulge in some golfing at his golf club in Virginia by underlining that it has been months since he last hit the golf course. He has argued that taking a little time off work is not bad. “What they didn’t say is that it’s the first time I’ve played golf in almost 3 months,” Trump tweeted.
He also argued that former president Barack Obama “was always playing golf, doing much of his traveling in a fume spewing 747 to play golf in Hawaii – Once even teeing off immediately after announcing the gruesome death of a great young man by ISIS!”
Obama apologized for the “bad optics” of golfing after his statement on the beheading of American journalist James Foley in 2014. Trump has also hit out at Joe Biden while claiming that he spent much of his time in office “vacationing, relaxing & making shady deals with other countries.”
Some Republican politicians are getting uneasy over Trump’s frequent tweeting of controversial statements. Just a few days ago, he posted a tweet attacking Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough. He attempted to push the conspiracy theory that the former Republican congressman may have been involved in the death of his aide, Lori Klausutis. She died in 2001 after falling and hitting her head on a desk at his office.
Scarborough was not in the vicinity at the time. Trump has questioned the probability of a healthy young woman dying from a fall. His tweet regarding this links to a story by the True Pundit looking into the conspiracy theory. The retaliatory move was as a result of Scarborough pointing out some of the president’s shortfalls in dealing with the coronavirus crisis.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) has asked the president to stop with the conspiracy theories and creating unnecessary paranoia because it pulls away from important agendas. “Completely unfounded conspiracy. Just stop. Stop spreading it, stop creating paranoia. It will destroy us,” he tweeted in response to the Scarborough claim.
This is after he retweeted a series of posts related to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Hilary Clinton. One of them had Pelosi edited over wearing a Trump 2020 mask. The other image showed her duct-taped. The images were captioned with the following message.
“To protect PolyGrip during this pandemic, we have developed 2 options. With the DJT option, she will be able to tongue and adjust her dentures more easily. With duct tape, she won’t be able to drink booze on the job as much.”
The president’s public spars with rivals are set to get much worse as the November elections draw near.