BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump CANCELS his planned weekend golf trip to his New Jersey club as mounting crisis over coronavirus resurgence engulfs his administration
President Donald Trump has cancelled his planned golf weekend at his New Jersey club as coronavirus cases spike in the United States and several states walk back the reopening process as infections grow.
The president won’t go to his Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, the White House announced. He was scheduled to leave the White House for his New Jersey retreat on Friday afternoon.
The cancellation comes as infections rose across the United States by at least 39,818 on Thursday, marking the worst day since the virus first hit the U.S. Red states in the South – like Texas, Florida and Arizona – have been some of the worst hit.
President Trump has been focused on his economic message in recent days even as Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill have urged him to turn his attention to the pandemic.
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has also criticized Trump for not doing enough about the crisis.