Who’s the boss? According to New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, President Donald Trump went golfing on Sunday under orders from White House aides who ‘whisked’ him to a golf course trying to keep him from tweeting and watching TV. Trump went on a Twitter storm Sunday morning about the Russia collusion investigation and alleged corruption at the highest levels of the FBI.
Haberman’s unsourced, unverified report was not reported by the New York Times, but it did the damage intended as it was repeated by several liberal outlets and went viral on Twitter as it confirmed liberal bias of Trump as a child who must have his Twitter taken away by adults.
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman.
Haberman wrote, “Aides have decided to whisk Trump to a golf course today.”
Curiously, the New York Times did not use Haberman’s twitter report alleging aides ‘whisked’ Trump to the golf course. Instead, Peter Baker simply wrote, “After his Twitter blasts on Sunday morning, he headed to his golf club in Virginia.”
However, Haberman got what she wanted implying Trump is bossed around by his aides. Slate included her tweet at the conclusion of their article on Trump’s Sunday morning tweet storm.
Raw Story wrote an article parroting Haberman’s tweet, “White House aides ‘whisk Trump to a golf course’ after Sunday morning Twitter meltdown: report“
Tommy Christopher, writing at ShareBlue also parroted Haberman, “Panicked White House rushes Trump off Twitter and onto the golf course“
Crooks and Liars headline, “White House Staffers ‘Whisk Trump To A Golf Course’ To Short Circuit Sunday Twitter Tirade: Report“
For the record, the last time a president was whisked on or off the golf course was the day Osama bin Laden was killed, May 2, 2011. On that day President Barack Obama was pulled from the golf course at Andrews and whisked back to the White House so fast he was still wearing his cleats.
Obama then did a photo-op in the Situation Room. He spent the rest of the day playing cards with his bodyman Reggie Love while others oversaw the bin Laden raid, according to Love.