Trump's press secretary Kayleigh McEnany calls out Obama for golfing in a crisis, as Trump plays golf in a crisis
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There’s one thing that Trump loves even more than tweeting: golf.

In fact, in 2019 the president spent one in five days at the golf course.

So it was predictable that now, in the middle of a pandemic, Trump would cause controversy by leaving the White House for his golf course in Virginia. Given that the US death toll from Covid-19 is approaching 100,000, people thought it was pretty bad timing for the president to be playing golf.

Back when president Obama was in office, Republicans like Trump were always criticising him for playing golf too much.

Now a video of his press secretary Kayleigh McEnany doing just that has resurfaced.

In 2017 she criticised Obama for playing golf in the aftermath of the death of Daniel Pearl, an American journalist who was kidnapped and later beheaded by terrorists in Pakistan.

Burt Pearl was killed in 2002, six years before Obama became president. So she seems to be confused.

Criticising Obama, McEnany said:

When we're in a state of mourning, you should take time off from the golf course.

So given McEnany clearly objects to playing golf in a crisis, we're sure she'll be one of the first people to condemn Trump for golfing as America reaches 100,000 deaths.

But we won't hold our breath.

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