Donald Trump was introduced to golf for the first time since the corona virus broke out on U.S. soil – but he was unable to practice social distancing with his golf buddies.
The President had a leisurely start to the Memorial Day weekend when he arrived on Saturday for a round at his Trump National Golf Club in Virginia.
Concerns about the national health crisis that has killed more than 96,000 Americans so far seemed to Trump to be a distant memory as he avoided guidelines on social distance.
The president, who has repeatedly refused to wear a face mask despite CDC recommendations, was again seen as maskless and violated social distance requirements to stay six feet away from other people by shaking hands with another maskless golfer.
Donald Trump was introduced to golf for the first time since the onset of the corona virus outbreak. The president was seen again without a mask and disregarded social distance requirements by shaking hands with another golfer on Saturday
This happens even though the White House doctor, Dr. Deborah Birx, Americans, explains that as long as they have social distance, they can enjoy the game – and other sports – on Memorial Day weekend.
In a white golf shirt, white hat, and dark pants, Trump waved to the cameras while playing on the course.
He was also seen practicing his swing before getting into a golf buggy and driving across the course.
Trump had arrived at the club with his convoy around 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
He was later seen arriving back at the White House after the game.
In a white golf shirt, white hat, and dark pants, Trump waved to the cameras while playing on the course
The President had a leisurely start to the Memorial Day weekend when he arrived on Saturday for a round at his Trump National Golf Club in Virginia
He was also seen practicing his swing before getting into a golf buggy and driving across the course
The visit was Trump's first game on one of his private pitches in 75 days when he was said to have last played in his Palm Beach Club on March 8.
During this visit to his resort in Mar-a-Lago, he hosted several Brazilian officials, one of whom was soon tested positive for coronavirus.
According to NBC News, this is the longest time since taking office without visiting one of his clubs. According to NBC News, he visited his own property over 400 days or around a third of his tenure.
Trump has complained more than once that he missed the sport during the pandemic.
"I'd really like to play golf, but it's too crowded right now," he said earlier this month.
He also called for an NBC PGA special last weekend and said he hasn't started since the problem started.
The visit was Trump's first game on one of his private pitches in 75 days when he was said to have last played in his Palm Beach Club on March 8
Trump returns to the White House after Saturday's game
Trump has complained more than once that he missed the sport during the pandemic
& # 39; I miss it. I haven't really played since this problem we started. I couldn't play golf for a while. I was very busy and I think it's just one of those things, but we're getting back to normal, ”he said.
Dr. Birx said during the White House briefing on Friday that people could play golf and other activities at the weekend – often seen as the unofficial beginning of summer – but warned people not to keep social distance.
"Please, when you go out this weekend, understand that you can be outside and play golf and play tennis with marked balls," she said.
“You can go to the beaches if you stay one meter apart. But remember, this is your place. And that's the space you need to protect to make sure you distance yourself socially from others. & # 39;
On Friday, Trump bowed against half employees in the face of pressure from the Democrats to whip flags in the White House, the Capitol, and the National Mall to mark the start of the three days of memory of the victims of the corona virus on Memorial Day weekend.
This is because the death toll in the US continued to rise to 96,479 on Saturday and the number of cases exceeded 1.6 million.
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