"The USSS is in the business of protection and investigations," their statement read.
“…Not in commissioning vehicles to block the media’s view of the President golf swing.”
You know, just in case you had any question about what the Secret Service is actually concerned about.
Well. OK, then!
If you read the statement closely, it basically works out to mean, “The Secret Service has better things to do than make the petty move of hiring a truck to block some reporter’s view of the president shirking his duties and working on his golf swing.”
…Unlike the president, who apparently considers said golf swing to be his main concern this week.
The Palm Beach County Sherriff's Department also denied having anything to do with the truck:
That leads most of to the conclusion that Donald Trump himself insisted on that truck being brought to the golf course to block reporters from seeing him on the golf course.
It’s pretty amazing if you think about it. The man simply can’t stand being criticized. We could swear there’s some relevant expression about glass houses and throwing stones, here…
Trump's (latest) petty move is made all the more hypocritical in light of the fact that he consistently complained about how often Barack Obama golfed while in office.
It’s almost too perfect.
In case you’re wondering, Obama did play quite a bit of golf. 306 rounds of it while he was in office, as a matter of fact. That works out to approximately 38 rounds per year.
Donald Trump, on the other hand...
According to the website Trumpgolfcount.com, the current president has visited golf clubs a total of 84 times so far. (To be fair, the website reports that there’s only evidence that he actually played golf during 39 of those 84 visits.)
Business Insider reports that Trump has spent more than 25 percent of his presidency at a golf club.
We look forward to the time Trump actually does get “back to work.”