CNN’s Anderson Cooper and other critics are taking Donald Trump to task after the president visited Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, for several hours on Monday while funerals of some victims of the Parkland school massacre taking place less than an hour’s drive away.
“The president tweeted and played golf today, a day that saw two families bury their children,” Cooper said on Monday, referring to two of the victims of the mass shooting Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, which killed 17 people. “He did not mention them in his tweets.”
According to PEOPLE, Trump spent the President’s Day holiday weekend angrily tweeting about Oprah Winfrey former President Obama and the Russia investigation. In one tweet, he attributed the FBI’s admitted failure to follow up on a report about the school shooter to spending too much time on the Russia investigation.
Cooper also slammed Trump for his Russia tweet, saying, “For anyone still waiting for the president to pivot, that’s a pivot away from the murder of 17 people to himself.”
The New York Daily News also tore into Trump for his golf course visit, noting that the funerals that were taking place “just miles away.”
The tabloid’s Tuesday cover featured a photo of Trump in golf attire, giving a thumbs up alongside a picture of pallbearers carrying a shooting victim’s casket.