When you call the People’s House a dump, expect some backlash.
In Alan Shipnuck’s lengthy Golf.com article Tuesday about Donald Trump’s relationship to the game, the reporter included this gem about the president’s repeat trips to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ:
Chatting with some members before a recent round of golf, (Trump) explained his frequent appearances: “That White House is a real dump.” (A White House spokesperson denies this occurred.)
“A real dump” is supposedly how the president views the White House, and even though the White House denies Trump said this, it set everyone off.
Shudder thinking about how crazy right-wing America’s reaction would’ve been to Barack Obama calling the White House a “real dump.”
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) August 2, 2017
“The White House is a dump” is an insult to all of us who worked there, to curators who preserved it and its thousands of volunteers.
— Micheline Maynard (@MickiMaynard) August 2, 2017
As many were quick to point out, if Obama had been heard quipping disparaging thoughts about the White House, the uproar would be overwhelming.
“The White House is a dump” would’ve been a week-long scandal/PR crisis in the Obama admin, crowing out all talk of everything else.
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) August 1, 2017
Many took the comment as an invitation to boot Trump from the White House.
Since Classy Guy Trump thinks the White House is a total dump, presumably he won’t mind being evicted from it soon.
— John Schindler (@20committee) August 2, 2017
The White House is America’s pride and joy. It’s one of the most celebrated and recognizable buildings in the world. To live in the historic mansion is a privilege and an honor. Even if Trump said this jokingly, Americans obviously aren’t laughing.