As the USA reaches a record 100,000 death toll form the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump seems more adamant to reopen the country against the advice of health officials from his on administration.
Earlier this week the president was already plying pressure on North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, to re-open the country to allow full capacity when the Republicans hold their National Convention in August.
Governors in various states have been unwilling to fully open up and lift the restriction in the fear of being hit by a second wave of the coronavirus at a time where the country is about to surpass the 100,00 death toll mark.
Instead of addressing the obviously high death toll of the pandemic, Trump has decided to go play golf at one of his resorts which partially opened for business.
He has also been engaged in Twitter attacks on the Obama administration and in particular with Democratic presidential candidate, Joseph Biden.
Right now Trump is doing a very good job in diverting criticism on the White House’s response the coronavirus outbreak by making a comparison to the H1N1 virus pandemic of 2009 and 2010 in which 12,469 people died.
In between his golfing schedule, President Donald Trump did at least make time to commemorate the fallen soldiers during Memorial Day ceremonies.
Mr Trump gave a heartfelt speech at Fort McHenry in which he stated:
“For as long as our flag flies in the sky above, the names of these fallen warriors will be woven into its threads,” in a bid to remind Americans to remain united during these trying times, as he went on to add:
“For as long as we have citizens willing to follow their example, to carry on their burden, to continue their legacy, then America’s cause will never fail and American freedom will never, ever die.”
He continues to take jabs at Joe Biden, mocking the latter for wearing a face mask during the Memorial Day ceremonies though it is his very own government that suggested for citizens to wear face masks to avoid the spread of COVID-19.