McEnany: Presidents Shouldn’t Play Golf When Nation Mourns

McEnany: Presidents Shouldn’t Play Golf When Nation Mourns May 27, 2020

As the number of coronavirus deaths is ready to pass 100,000 deaths, and during Memorial Day, White House spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany is found to have criticized Obama for golfing after a single death, the murder of Daniel Pearl. She should be asked if that standard applies to Trump.

As Trump visited one of his golf courses for a second day in a row, a video circulated on social media of McEnany attacking former President Barack Obama.

“You have President Obama, who I believe it was after the beheading of Daniel Pearl, spoke to how upset he was about that then rushed off to a golf game,” McEnany said during a CNN segment. “I think when we’re in a state of war, when we’re in a state of mourning, you should take time off from the golf course.”

McEnany later apologized for the statement. Obama was a state senator at the time Pearl was killed in 2002.

I doubt she would apply the same standard today to Trump. Special rules apply.


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