07:17 GMT05 December 2020
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    US mainstream media has repeatedly criticised the 74-year-old president for engaging in his favourite pastime during the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected 3.4 million people in the United States. Trump has, in turn, accused the media of dishonesty and bias against him.

    Social media users were left enraged after a video showing President Donald Trump driving a golf cart with his caddie riding along while holding on in the back of it was posted online by White House correspondent Kelly O’Donnell. The journalist captioned the video, saying that the golf course is the only place President Trump gets do drive himself.

    ​The fact that the president’s caddie was riding in the back of the cart instead of next to him infuriated netizens, who accused Donald Trump of being a snob.

    ​Others compared the caddie to the American public and accused the president of golfing at a time when the situation with the coronavirus outbreak is getting worse in the United States. On Sunday, the state of Florida alone recorded 15,000 new infections.

    ​Trump has defended spending time engaging in his favourite hobby, saying he uses it as a form of exercise. The president has insisted that he doesn't spend much time on the court and never plays on weekdays.

    ​However, Trump’s statements backfired, with users reminding him of promises he made during his presidential campaign, when he criticised his predecessor Barack Obama for spending too much time on the court.

    ​Other netizens ridiculed Trump’s remark about using golf as a form of exercise.

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