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Politics Trump makes first golf outing since pandemic broke out

19:52  23 may  2020
19:52  23 may  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Trump golfs at his Virginia club amid the coronavirus pandemic

  Trump golfs at his Virginia club amid the coronavirus pandemic President Donald Trump was seen golfing at his Virginia club on Saturday and Sunday, marking his first visits to one of his golf properties since March amid the coronavirus pandemic. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The presidential motorcade arrived at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, Saturday morning, according to pool reports.

STERLING, Va. — U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday went on his first golf outing since the coronavirus pandemic broke out, visiting his club in the Washington suburbs in a purposeful display of normalcy.

a car parked on the side of a road: U.S. President Donald Trump's motorcade arrives at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling. © Reuters/MARY F. CALVERT U.S. President Donald Trump's motorcade arrives at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling.

On a sunny spring day, Trump's motorcade took him from the White House to Trump National Golf Club, and he was spotted wearing a white cap and white polo shirt.

It was his first time at a golf property since March 8, when he visited his club in West Palm Beach, Florida.

That was the same weekend when he met at his Mar-a-Lago retreat with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, whose press secretary later tested positive for the virus. Some White House staffers who had been in contact with the press aide went into quarantine afterward but none tested positive.

Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort to partially reopen Saturday

  Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort to partially reopen Saturday President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida is telling members the club will partially re-open this weekend, and guests will need to maintain social distancing guidelines, according to an email sent to members and obtained by CNN. © Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America/Getty Images Guests were told that the main house, where Trump often takes up residence, along with the spa, gym and tennis courts, will remain closed, while the Beach Club will open under new guidelines through June 28, according to the email. The Washington Post first reported on the private club's reopening.

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Trump is eager to promote the idea that the United States is returning to normal, although the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak continues to rise and is expected to surpass 100,000 in the coming days.

Trump's coronavirus task force coordinator, Deborah Birx, told a White House briefing on Friday that Americans over this Memorial Day weekend should "be outside, play golf, play tennis with marked balls, go to the beach — but stay six feet apart!"

(Reporting By Steve Holland; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)

President Trump doesn't respond to Rory McIlroy's comments during TaylorMade Driving Relief interview .
President Donald Trump called in to NBC's live broadcast of the TaylorMade Driving Relief charity skins game on Sunday. "It's about time," he told studio host Mike Tirico in regards to live golf back on television. "It's a wonderful thing to see. I was getting tired…“It’s about time,” he told studio host Mike Tirico in regards to live golf back on television. “It’s a wonderful thing to see. I was getting tired of watching 10-year-old tournaments, where you know who won.

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