Eight days of golf, twittering and raging:
The outgoing US President Donald Trump spent the holidays at his vacation resort in Florida – and repeatedly sent angry messages via the online service Twitter between individual rounds of golf.
He expanded the scope of his insults again; The target this time were not only the media and the Democrats, which Trump described as “fake news”, but also their own ranks.
▶ ︎ For example, the Supreme Court, for which Trump himself appointed three judges, was assessed as being “completely incompetent and weak”.
▶ ︎ The Republican governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, was described by the current president as a “complete disaster”.
▶ ︎ He called the leaders of his Republican Party “pathetic”.
▶ ︎ And the FBI and the “Wall Street Journal” and Trump’s original favorite station “Fox News” got their fat off.
Although the White House stressed that Trump was also working “tirelessly for the American people” at his resort in Mar-a-Lago, the president seemed to have lost his interest in politics.
Although he traveled back to Washington on Thursday afternoon (local time), dominating images from his final days in office will include those of him playing golf in a white polo shirt and a red Make America Great Again baseball cap.
Although the last 20 days have already begun in his office, Trump still refuses to recognize the election victory of his rival Joe Biden. With this attitude he may soon be all alone: Even the newspaper “New York Post”, which has been one of his busiest and most vocal supporters, has now called on the president to “stop the madness”.