Rick Scott says Trump is prepared for Hurricane Dorian because he ‘got updates’ while golfing

As Category 5 Hurricane Dorian bears down on Florida and the Southeast, Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) wants us all to know that President Donald Trump is on top of the situation because he was updated on the matter in-between rounds of golf.

During an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” Scott noted that he had played golf with the president on Saturday:

“We got updates while I was [with him at Camp David]. He got updates. I know he played golf yesterday, and he got updates while he was playing golf.”

Scott then added:

“He’s been speaking to Pete Gaynor, the administrator of FEMA. And I’ve been talking to him every day about it. So he’s very engaged.”

Yes, once again Trump is playing golf, as he so often does. So far, his golf excursions have cost taxpayers in excess of $108 million dollars, and he still has about 15 months left in office.

It’s not just the cost of Trump’s golf trips, however, that should rankle all of us. Instead, it’s the blatant hypocrisy of a man who said this about his predecessor, former President Barack Obama:

“I love golf, but if I were in the White House, I don’t think I’d ever see Turnberry again. I don’t think I’d ever see Doral again. I don’t ever think I’d see anything. I just want to stay in the White House and work my ass off.”

And then there’s this tweet. As usual with Trump, there’s a tweet for everything:

Take a look at this breakdown of where exactly Trump has played golf on our dime since he took office:

Trump golf outings over 2 and a half years

  • 1 of 193 outings were to the President’s Cup
  • 2 of 193 outings were in Japan
  • 3 of 193 outings were at Trump’s Ireland course
  • 190 of 193 outings were to Trump’s golf properties
  • 20 flights to Bedminster, New Jersey, to visit Trump’s course
  • 24 flights to Mar-a-Lago

So while Rick Scott may want us to believe that Trump is fully informed on the hurricane, that seems like a secondary concern to this president, who’s busy working his “ass off” on the links.

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