Critics are putting the President on blast for golfing in West Palm Beach, Florida while funerals for some victims of the Parkland school shooting were taking place less than an hour away.
Anderson Cooper was one of the many who called out POTUS on Monday for playing a round at the Trump International Golf Club on “a day that saw two families bury their children.”
Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, the location of his golf club, is about 40 miles from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland — where, last week, 17 people were killed in a mass shooting.
To his credit, Trump did meet with some survivors for a few hours on Friday. He even avoided playing golf over the weekend, which aides say was out of respect for victims of the shooting.
But as we know, Trump doesn’t have enough respect to last a full 3-day weekend. Multiple outlets reported that Trump returned to the course on President’s Day, and was spotted in golf attire on the plush grounds before taking Air Force One back to Washington Monday afternoon.
In addition to golfing during the memorials of multiple shooting victims, the CNN journalist ripped on Trump for connecting the school shooting back to his ongoing criticism of the FBI, calling Trump’s tweet on the subject “a pivot away from the murder of 17 people to himself.”
See what Coop had to say (below):
The most tragic part about all this? None of it’s even shocking anymore.
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