No matter the president, it seems like the one thing they all have in common is their love for golf.
That said, for President Trump, the golf course has now turned into a place of protest against him.
While most protests have consisted of people rallying together and chanting their disapproval for Trump, a recent protest has gained much attention for its uniqueness.
According to reports from The Washington Post, Trump’s $250 million National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, was vandalized by a group of environmentalists who were speaking out against the president’s alleged “blatant disregard” for the environment:Credit: Getty Images/Jeff J Mitchell
The activist group, cleverly known as the “anonymous environmental activist collective,” carved the words “NO MORE TIGERS. NO MORE WOODS” in massive six-foot-tall letters into the course.
The group broke into the golf course, hopping over a fence before digging out their message with garden tools.
One member of the anonymous group spoke with the Post after the Sunday incident, telling them:
“Tearing up the golf course felt justified in many ways.
Repurposing what was once a beautiful stretch of land into a playground for the privileged is an environmental crime in its own right.”
Some people on social media have pointed out the irony in this protest:
Environmentalists are vandalizing the environment. The irony is strong with this bunch.
— Independent Thinker (@beckypike34) March 13, 2017
Classy way to call environmental activists. Golf course vandals more like it.
— Sandra (@sandra_travels) March 12, 2017
pathetic that people stoop so low and destroy property. Vandalism indicates inability to communicate w/intelligence.
— Bob Sharp (@Bob42746) March 13, 2017
clueless environmentalists don't understand what vandalism is? How can anyone give them any credibility at all?
— Patti Dunne (@patti_dunne) March 13, 2017
The 18-hole, 7,242-yard luxury golf course, formerly known as the Ocean Trails Golf Club, was purchased by Trump in November of 2002 and the Donald J. Trump Signature Design team redid the course:
Despite the fact that the property was already a golf course before Trump was even in the picture, the group vandalized the course to protest of the “once a beautiful stretch of land” that Trump has destroyed.
Neither President Trump, nor the Trump National Golf Club, have issued statements about the vandalism.