If you want to know how many times Donald Trump golfed while he was president, all you have to do is tweet about how many weekends President Joe Biden has spent in Delaware. The number is easily searchable because so many media outlets reported on it; the intrepid Jim Acosta of CNN even reported on Trump golfing a month after he’d left office. And we all smelled a Pulitzer in 2017 when a CNN photographer, possibly disguised as a small palm tree, managed to get a photo through the bushes of Trump on the golf course in Florida. But as Jen Psaki explained, Biden spends so much time in Delaware because his son and former wife are buried there.
GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel was being petty, then, for bringing up how many times Biden had been to Delaware:
Joe Biden is currently on his 36th trip to Delaware on a beach vacation.
He still has not visited the border once.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) March 19, 2022
Area expert Tom Nichols owned McDaniel with this snappy comeback:
The world is on fire but Ronna here has some thoughts. https://t.co/XY0OdL42fP
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) March 19, 2022
That probably sounded pretty good in his head.
I'm not sure that you pointing out that the world is on fire with a tweet about the President being at the beach really makes the point you want to make.
— Damin Toell (@damintoell) March 19, 2022
Genius take, Tom. World on fire and the Pres. is going to the beach, regardless of the count. 🤣
— Manny Fern (@fern_manny) March 19, 2022
You just inadvertently proved her point.
— AggAssault73 (@AAssault73) March 19, 2022
Brilliant insight Tom. It’s most important to focus on world disasters and not that the potus is on vacation at the beach during those disasters
— Silence Me Elmo (@Smarter21905829) March 19, 2022
So the world is on fire and your issue is with Ronna’s tweet and not the President taking a beach vacation while the world is on fire?
— Mega-Fascism Resister (@Daddy69Dog) March 19, 2022
And you have no counter punch @RadioFreeTom. When that’s all you can reply back with you know you’re on the losing end.
— Andrew Nusall (@TopheavyNusall) March 19, 2022
Nichols has plenty of followers pointing out that the border crisis doesn’t even crack the top 20 issues facing the country right now and that, technically, that beach house in Delaware is on one of the United States’ borders.
Reuters reporter announces that President Biden has arrived in Delaware ‘after a long day in the saddle’ Friday https://t.co/8dk8dd0pjb
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 4, 2021