Just one day after President Trump predicted that the media would come around to his unique ways, it began to happen.
The Daily Beast, a liberal media icon, published an editorial on Saturday called “Let Trump Golf,” which argues that attacking a President over golf is stupid and pointless and always engaged in by the losing side in an election.
Wow, that almost sounds like real journalism coming out of the mainstream for once!
More of the editorial‘s searing commentary:
Everyone can remember the opening of Fahrenheit 9/11, which seemed to suggest President Bush cared more about golf than actually safeguarding the homeland. Obamanians remember Obama/golf memes posted by Trump and his supporters on Twitter. Now, Trump supporters get to see their guy poked and prodded by people who supported the guys previously subject to the poking and prodding. For those doing the haranguing, it’s fun, and feels slightly vindicating.
But it’s still juvenile and nonsensical, and could even end up being counter-productive if it baits Trump into putting in more time at the office.
Let’s acknowledge first of all that everyone needs both downtime and exercise in order to function properly as a human being— and the fact that whether you love it or hate it, golf undoubtedly provides its players with both. Typically, it involves some walking, some swinging, some bending and crouching, and people who love it say it helps clear and calm their minds. No wonder, then, that it has been a favorite pastime of multiple presidents.
No one can be on the job 24/7/365, whether it’s a Starbucks barista, an assembly-line worker at a Ford factory, or an American president — which is arguably the toughest, most stressful and most-strapped-to-an-office-chair-and-a-phone job around. If there’s anyone for whom getting in rounds of golf would seemingly be important, it’s our successive Commanders-in-Chief.
The golf debates are similar to the “executive orders” debates, in which signing executive orders is either heroic or treasonous depending on if your candidate won!