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President Trump Travels to Golf Club As Lockdowns Ease

President Donald Trump on Saturday traveled to one of his golf clubs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The president went to Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va. His motorcade arrived at 10:27 a.m.

An employee at the club, reached by The Epoch Times, said it has been open throughout the pandemic.

Trump has not been to a golf club since March 8. He declared a national emergency because of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus a few days later.

He was wearing a white polo shirt and a white baseball cap on Saturday.

Northern Virginia is still in “phase zero” of Gov. Ralph Northams reopening plan. Loudoun County, which includes Sterling, is among the Northern Virginia locales that asked for, and received, permission from Northam not to enter phase one last week when the rest of the state did.

Dr. Deborah Birx, response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said people going outside this weekend should practice social distancing.

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President Donald Trumps motorcade drives back to the White House from Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., on June 24, 2018. (Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images)

Golf players should “not touch the flags,” she said, while tennis players should use marked balls so theyre only touching their own balls.

“We found people who enjoy sports have been able to really adjust to social distancing,” she told reporters at the White House on Friday.

The top three areas with the largest percentage of new CCP virus cases in recent weeks are Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, according to federal data.

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