After Facing Criticism for Golfing as Death Toll Mounts, Trump Amplifies Crude Attacks on Prominent Democratic Women

After Facing Criticism for Golfing as Death Toll Mounts, Trump Amplifies Crude Attacks on Prominent Democratic Women

President Donald Trump spent his Saturday night amplifying voices on Twitter mocking Stacey Abrams, Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi.

Trump retweeted a user who called Clinton a “skank,” mocked Abrams’ weight, and criticized Pelosi’s looks.


The president also rehashed a debunked conspiracy theory that MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was at fault for the 2001 death of an intern who worked in his congressional office.

Jeff Sessions, Trump’s former Attorney General, was also not immune from his attacks.

“You had no courage, & ruined many lives,” Trump wrote.

Sessions, who is running for his old Senate seat in Alabama against a Trump-backed Republican primary opponent, fired back:


Earlier in the day, Trump went golfing at his course in Sterling, Virginia — his first visit to one of his properties since early March.


Shortly afterward, a 2014 clip made the rounds online in which Trump said President Barack Obama should give up golf to focus on handling Ebola, of which there were only two cases at the time.

William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt is a writer and editor from New Hampshire whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Progressive, Slate and Areo Magazine, among other places. He holds a BA in Political Science and History from Boston University.