If there’s one defining feature to Donald Trump‘s presidency, it’s that he bounced every Friday afternoon to go golfing at his personal resort in Florida, essentially funneling taxpayer money into his own business. So it was especially rich when Eric Trump appeared on Fox News on Monday to criticize Joe Biden for not spending enough time at the White House.
“Afghanistan is falling,” the young Trump said. “Guess what, you have President Biden, who is in Delaware, not solving the problem.”
Again, Eric’s attack on Biden was particularly ironic given the elder Trump’s long-standing reputation for golfing every weekend and spending the majority of his time in the White House shouting at the TV and eating fast food. Once video of Eric’s specious attack on Biden hit social media, the reactions were quick and fierce (as Aaron Rupar put it, “Irony is deader than dead”):
Donald Trump spent more than 14 months of his 4 year term at his luxury resorts. He hiked the rates and funneled millions of taxpayer dollars into his own businessess.
Biden goes home to spend time with family, go to church, and visit his son's grave. https://t.co/x5dcg3w3cM
— KJK 🌱🐝🌏 (@asclepiasyriaca) October 19, 2021
Curious… how much did Biden charge for Secret Service to stay in his hotel? Oh wait… that was someone else! https://t.co/fohdlweFru
— Mimi47 (@JustMe1947) October 19, 2021
As someone once said: the Trumps have as much self-awareness as a dog licking its own ass in public.
Here's proof: https://t.co/xiqqF562qb
— UndertheMountainBunker (@Utmb_Colorado) October 19, 2021
Wait, what illegal substances is Eric Trump smoking today? https://t.co/UBqGwJ4XhP
— ✌🏻ಽᥲಽಽᥱ, mᏏᥲ (@sasseladyboss) October 19, 2021
You gotta wonder–it's impossible not to–if Eric Trump and his brethren (and sistren) are completely un-self-aware, or if they just assume their followers and Dad's fans are the clueless ones. https://t.co/5LfRw57U6y
— The Politics of Health 😎👩🏼🏫👓🌊 (@lamarshall) October 19, 2021
There is no topic in which I would find his opinion useful. https://t.co/irwX5mo58K
— Alan Eyre (@AlanEyre1) October 19, 2021
Eric Trump couldn’t point to Delaware on a map of Delaware. https://t.co/XI0K5zAlyC
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) October 19, 2021
Now, has President Biden spent personal time with family on the weekends? Yes, of course. But there’s naturally a vast difference between an occasional car ride from Washington D.C. to nearby Delaware, and Trump’s weekly flights to Florida. And when it comes to golf, well, the numbers speak for themselves.
According to Business Insider, President Biden only golfed once during his first 100 days in office, and he waited 87 days before hitting the green. By contrast, Trump had gone golfing 19 times during his first 100 days, and he currently holds the record of the most golf trips taken by a commander in chief. Unless Tiger Woods becomes president, Trump will probably be sitting on that record for a long time.
(Via Aaron Rupar on Twitter)