U.S. Politics

Fox News Frantically Tries To Cover Up Trump’s 13th Golf Trip And Absolutely NOBODY Is Buying It

DES MOINES, IA - AUGUST 15:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump rides in a golf cart while campaigning at the Iowa State Fair on August 15, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. Presidential candidates are addressing attendees at the Iowa State Fair on the Des Moines Register Presidential Soapbox stage and touring the fairgrounds. The State Fair runs through August 23.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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It’s not clear whether Trump called in a favor or Fox News decided to impress the new boss by taking the initiative, but in any case the most hamfisted attempt to lie on Trump’s behalf just came out of the Fox News official Twitter account. It did not go well.

Following a weekend in which Trump visited his own Virginia golf course twice and took the night off to have a large dinner at his own DC hotel, Fox News released an urgent “news alert”: Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain, Nothing To See Here!

Setting aside for a moment the sheer lunacy of the bar being set so low for Donald Trump that spending three consecutive days in the official presidential residence is considered worthy of a “news alert,” the statement was a complete and total lie. There are photographs that prove Trump was not in the White House this weekend. They also prove that he wasn’t working this weekend — at any location. He appears to have spent much of the past three days golfing.

Here’s Trump watching the Golf Channel with a few friends at his golf resort in Virginia on Sunday morning:

And here’s Trump in golf attire at the same golf course the previous day, shortly before another photograph emerged of him on the course in a golf cart:

And here’s Trump’s own staff admitting he played all 18 holes on Saturday.

And here’s Trump heading to his DC hotel to throw a dinner for himself and his friends on Saturday night. (Not sure what the occasion was, but it certainly wasn’t in celebration of the healthcare bill he and Paul Ryan failed to pass the day before.)

As one user put it: Come on, Fox News, have a little self-respect.

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