Donald Trump; Golf
US President Donald Trump plays at Trump National Golf Club Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images / Salon
President Donald Trump promised in 2016 that unlike former President Barack Obama, he would be too busy working as president to play golf.
In reality, Trump played golf far more frequently in his first term than Obama did over the same period, and a new ad from the progressive Meidas Touch Super PAC takes advantage of Trump’s golf addiction to show how he failed to keep several promises he made during the time did the 2016 campaign.
“Trump’s promise? Keep America safe,” the ad said. “Trump’s course? Most coronavirus deaths in the world.”
The ad then shows Trump pledging to boost the economy while the American economy is now “the worst since the Great Depression”.
The ad’s coup de grace comes as it contrasted Trump’s “no vacation” promise with the reality that he “enjoyed over a year of golf paid for by American taxpayers.”