Posts Tagged ‘presidential transition’

Trump Loses While On the Golf Course, Where He Spent His Term

November 7, 2020

Trump Loses While On the Golf Course, Where He Spent His Term

As election officials sealed his re-election defeat and 230,000 Americans lay dead, Comander-in-Cheat Donald Trump was on his Viriginia golf course on Saturday morning, where he has spent 284 days of his presidency So far. With 73 days left in office, there’s plenty of time for this lame-duck sore loser to pardon his imprisoned co-conspirators (if not himself), poison the wells, burn the crops, and sow the fields with salt. All from the greens of Trump-branded golf properties, of course, where the caddies won’t call him out for kicking balls closer to the holes.

Watch out, though. President-Elect Biden also plays golf.

More:

“President Trump Releases Statement From The Golf Course On Projected Biden Win,” Dominique Mosbergen and Sara Boboltz, Huffington Post

“Trump’s motorcade greeted by jeering Biden supporters near White House as he returns from playing golf,” Tim O’Donnell, The Week

“Trump Was Golfing When He Lost The Election And He Saw People Celebrating On The Way Back To The White House,” Salvador Hernandez, BuzzFeed News

“Trump Slinks Home From Golf Course and Throws Twitter Tantrum,” Blake Montgomery, Daily Beast

“What Trump might do now he’s lost the election: From pardoning cronies to sabotaging the transition,” Alex Woodward, The Independent

“Trump’s 75-day finale, fully unrestrained,” Glen Johnson, Axios

“The destructive power of a lame duck president,” Oliver Staley, Quartz

Update:

“It was perhaps inevitable it would end when Trump was on the golf course,” Philip Bump, Washington Post

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Mike Pence Casting Out the Lobbyists From the Trump Transition Team

November 18, 2016

Mike Pence Casting Out the Lobbyists From the Trump Transition Team
“Swamp-drainer” Donald Trump’s initial transition team was chock full of the very lobbyists he had railed against on the campaign trail. It was embarrassing, so the president-elect brought in holy warrior Mike Pence to drive the money changers out of Trump Tower. Trump Tower has revolving doors, but the new administration’s incoming officials will pledge to forego lobbying for 5 years. As we know, ethics are very important to the founder of Trump University.

More:

“Donald Trump’s Lobbying Ban Effectively Bans Very Little,” on Schwarz, The Intercept

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