Barack Obama Caught Golfing After Michelle Urges D.C. Residents to ‘Stay Home’
Obama's under fire for blatant hypocrisy on stay at home orders
Just two days before former First Lady Michelle Obama called on D.C residents to 'stay at home' as part of the country's lockdown orders, her husband Barack Obama was caught golfing.
Michelle Obama broadcasted a recorded message urging Americans to stay home, despite her husband blatantly ignoring the lockdown orders after he went golfing in Virginia two days earlier.
Mrs. Obama said in a Monday phone message:
“Remember, we urge you to stay home except if you need essential healthcare, essential food or supplies, or to go to your essential job."
“Thank you, and please stay home, D.C.”
Former President Obama was snapped playing golf in Virginia Saturday, with Politico‘s Playbook sharing the photo the next day.
DC residents — If you have any #coronavirus symptom, you can get a free test by calling 1-855-363-0333@MichelleObama is helping us get out the word about free testing and reminding residents to #StayHomeDC except for essential trips for food, medicine or exercise pic.twitter.com/fRZ7aeZJf8— Muriel Bowser #StayHomeDC (@MurielBowser) April 27, 2020
The former president is a member of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson called out the Obamas on his show Wednesday:
“It didn’t seem to occur to her that those standards might also apply to her family,” Carlson said.
“And that’s why she didn’t mention essential trips to your country club.”
Carlson noted the trend of elites flouting lockdown orders.
"Our leaders making a mockery of the quarantines they so enthusiastically enforce," mentioning Chicago’s mayor getting a haircut despite hair salons be shuttered.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her hairdresser were photographed standing shoulder-to-shoulder - ignoring advice to keep six feet apart - while neither of them is wearing a mask.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also visited the gym and traveled 11 miles away from home every day to walk at a park.
The Trump campaign also noted the Obama family's hypocrisy on Twitter:
“President Obama went golfing on Saturday, perhaps the same day that his wife Michelle Obama was recording this message to Americans ordering them to stay home."
President Obama went golfing on Saturday, perhaps the same day that his wife Michelle Obama was recording this message to Americans ordering them to stay home. pic.twitter.com/gkYD5f0U6L— Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) April 30, 2020