Donald Trump blew off a Pittsburgh not Paris rally that the Trump campaign hyped and held across the street from the White House so that he could play golf.
Instead of going to his own rally to greet supporters across the street, this is what Trump was doing according to the White House Press Pool as provided to PoliticusUSA, “After an uneventful ride along highways and byways toward Sterling, Virginia, motorcade pulled up to the Trump National Golf Club at 10:42 a.m.Motorcade split off and pool is now holding in a spectacular clubhouse overlooking indoor tennis courts.”
Trump blew off his own supporters to play golf. The Trump campaign gave the impression on the event announcement that Trump could be there, but to be fair, they never specifically said that he would attend on the invitation, “As you know, the President has been under siege from the mainstream media and the Democrats, especially now that he put American jobs first by withdrawing from the Paris Accord. Therefore, we are organizing a group to demonstrate our support for President Trump and his fearless leadership.”
A president with record low approval ratings can’t afford to pass up a chance to greet supporters, especially when he has so few, but Trump’s actions speak volumes about his priorities. The President talks about “the people,” but he wouldn’t go out of his way to arrange to spend a single minute greeting supporters, who were ACROSS THE STREET.
Trump would rather play golf than get his hands dirty talking to any of the people who support him.
His decision on the Paris Climate Accord was so important that he didn’t even bother to show up at a rally in his honor.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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