Donald Trump has attempted to defend the amount of time that he spends on the golf course as 'exercise' despite a viral video showing him hurtling around on a golf cart with his caddie clinging to the back.
The president spent his 276th day on a golf course since he was sworn into office when he played a round of golf in Sterling, Virginia, where he was met with angry protesters who were upset with him taking time out from the White House, despite coronavirus cases skyrocketing in the United States.
However, Trump attempted to defend himself from this criticism claiming that many people who work in the worlds of business and politics work out on a regular basis and that Barack Obama played much more golf than he does but that no one complained about that, adding that playing golf is his form of exercise.
While we have no doubt that there are health benefits to playing golf we can't help but think that walking from hole to hole would be an added gain to anyone who wanted to play the sport to stay fit. However, it's probably safe to say that Trump isn't getting much exercise if he is speeding around the course on a golf cart while his caddy clings for his life on the back of the vehicle.
Footage shared by NBC News' Kelly O'Donnell has been viewed more than 790,000 times on Twitter and people have been pointing out that this hardly exercise.
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Exercise or not, it's pretty alarming that the president would deem it ok to go and play golf as his country continues to struggle to overcome coronavirus, with cases now exceeding more than 3.4 million and at least 138,000 deaths, more than any other nation on the planet.