With U.S. coronavirus cases topping 12 million and nearly 2,000 Americans now dying from the virus per day, Donald Trump spent his Saturday on the golf course.
As MSNBC’s Kyle Griffin reported, “Trump is at his golf course again, according to the pool report.”
Trump is at his golf course again, according to the pool report.
Meanwhile, NBC News reports that the U.S. just hit 12 million total cases of coronavirus.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 21, 2020
According to the COVID Tracking Project, more than 1,800 Americans have died per day from the virus over the past three days as this public health crisis continues to worsen.
With the holiday season on the horizon and many Americans traveling and holding gatherings – despite CDC guidance – these numbers are likely to get even worse.
It all comes at a time when Donald Trump – still the president – has all but checked out of his day job.
Meanwhile, the Biden transition is being blocked
After losing the election to Joe Biden, Donald Trump has made it abundantly clear that he has no interest in even pretending to do his job over the next two months, regardless of the raging pandemic.
What makes it worse is that he is refusing to allow Biden to begin to do his job by blocking the transition.
As MSNBC’s Ali Vitali reported on Saturday, this refusal to allow the transition to move forward is unprecedented. After previous elections, it has often taken just 24 hours for the transition to begin once it became clear who won.
Trump’s post-election tantrum is holding up the transition process for Joe Biden, even though previous transitions have often happened right away. pic.twitter.com/5SldDkTBM5
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) November 21, 2020
At this point, very few people expect Donald Trump to spend the final days of his presidency putting in actual work.
The least the current president can do is allow Joe Biden to begin cleaning up the mess Trump has created over the past four years.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.