CNN’s Wolf Blitzer says Trump is ‘nowhere to be seen’ as Covid cases surge – as he’s dubbed a ‘tee-time’ president

CNN’S Wolf Blitzer has blasted Donald Trump and said the president is “nowhere to be seen” as coronavirus cases continue to surge in the US.

On Wednesday, the US surpassed the worrying 240,000 deaths prediction made by Dr Anthony Fauci back in March.

As the US hit the grim milestone, CNN anchors attacked Trump and accused him of bunkering down in the middle of a crisis.

Blitzer made a point of calling out the president as the US hit 250,000 deaths, saying: “A quarter of a million American lives lost. The president is nowhere to be seen at all.

“It is, in a word, given what’s going on in our country right now, I should say, sort of disgraceful,” Blitzer said on the air.

As of 6pm on Wednesday, the coronavirus death toll hit 250,029 in the US as more than 1,346,000 have died across the globe.

The US now has the highest death toll in the world, with Brazil next on 166,699 deaths, India with 130,993 and Mexico with 99,026 deaths.

CNN’s John Berman noted the two weeks of nearly empty White House schedules by calling Trump a “tee-time president.”

“He’s not a wartime president, he’s a tee-time president. As in golf tee. He spends more time golfing than speaking in public about the pandemic that’s now killed 250,000 people,” Berman said.

“12 out of the last 16 days, he’s had nothing on his public schedule. Nothing.”

Berman continued his attacked on President Trump while speaking to CNN White House correspondent Abby Phillip.

“You’ve covered the White house, I’ve never seen anything like this. I mean this doesn’t happen with presidents ever, let alone when there’s something major going on,” Berman told Phillip.

“As I said last hour, the president likes to say he’s a wartime president, he’s a tee time president. He’s spending more time golfing than publicly fighting the pandemic. I mean how can you justify that?”

On Wednesday night, the White House released Trump’s official public schedule for Thursday, to no surprise there had no public event scheduled.

Journalists on social media took some time off to mock President Trump’s 12th empty official White House schedule in the past 16 days.

AP White House reporter Zeke Miller tweeted, “Another White House schedule. Another day of ‘THE PRESDIENT has no public events scheduled.’”

CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins tweeted, “No events on President Trump’s public schedule again tomorrow. This will mark the 12th day since the election where he hasn’t held any public event.

“No questions in over two weeks, which is unusual for him,” she added.

However, last week, Trump held his first in-person remarks since major news outlets across the US began projecting the election victory for Joe Biden.

On Friday, Trump applauded himself and his administration on the news of a 90 percent effective vaccine by Pfizer saying, “No medical breakthrough of this scope and magnitude has been achieved this rapidly, this quickly.”

“As a result of Operation Warp Speed, Pfizer announced on Monday that its China virus vaccine is more than 90 percent effective. This far exceeds any and all expectation,” Trump said.

“Nobody thought they’d get to that level. And we have others coming which we think will be at equal level – maybe more, if that’s possible.”

On Monday, Pfizer revealed its vaccine is 95 percent effective, while Moderna's said its two-dose remedy was also 95 percent effective.

After the news President Trump hailed the vaccine victory after the breakthrough, saying they both “took place on my watch.”

“Another Vaccine just announced. This time by Moderna, 98 [percent] effective,” Trump wrote.

“For those great ‘historian,’ please remember that these great discoveries, which will end the China Plague, all took place on my watch!”

Trump went on to say the vaccine will “be approved very, very, quickly.”

“The vaccine will be distributed to front-line workers, the elderly and high-risk Americans immediately. It’ll be a matter of weeks. Get out very, very much ahead of schedule,” he said.

On Thursday, President Trump reassured Americans that the "VACCINES ARE COMING FAST!!!"

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