Trump Reportedly Skipped Pandemic Preparedness Event At A Virtual G20 Summit To Go Golfing

This is just ridiculous.

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It’s been reported over the past couple of weeks that Donald Trump has pretty much abandoned his “day job” in the wake of his embarrassing loss to President-Elect Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. For quite some time, he seemed to have hunkered down behind the walls of the White House, filling his days with manic tweets and frivolous, pathetic, and desperate lawsuits in an attempt to somehow cling to the “chance” of a second term, not even really making any public appearances to speak of. Over the past few days, Donald has begun to venture out once again, but he still doesn’t seem to be too concerned about any of those presidential duties of his.

This morning, Trump made a quick scheduled appearance at the virtual G20 summit, only to end up dipping out of an important side meeting regarding pandemic preparedness to go golfing.

CNN reports:


It does not appear President Trump will participate in a side-event at the G20 virtual summit focused on pandemic preparedness.

The event — which is due to begin this hour — will feature remarks from the leaders of Germany, France, South Korea and Argentina.

The goal of the event is to ‘foster international cooperation and to find solutions that protect people’s lives and livelihoods,’ the Saudi release says.

Trump has just arrived at his golf course in Virginia and does not appear on the list of speakers at the event.”

Pool reports indicate that Donald Trump did not receive a warm welcome when he arrived at the course:

Arrived at Trump National Golf Club at 10:29. Uneventful drive. One man with a large Biden banner as the motorcade crossed the Potomac. A smaller crowd outside the entrance to the club than was the case last weekend. Some trump flags and a sign wanting Four More Years. Another sign: President Trump, Need a Fourth?

Not so supportive were other signs: ‘trump haiku
trump will not be here
to murder our grandchildren.
This makes me happy’

Also sign with the drawing of a piece of toast. ‘Face it. You’re Toast'”

The fact of the matter is, while he’s certainly a lame-duck president, Donald Trump is still the President until January on inauguration day. He still has duties and responsibilities to this country. And we’re in the midst of an absolutely massive spike of a deadly virus that has already claimed the lives of more than 250,000 American people. And yet he’s dipping out on meetings about this pandemic so he can get a little R&R on the golf course.

I’ve said it a thousand times, but January 20th literally cannot get here fast enough.

Featured image via Flickr/The White House 

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