Trump hits Biden and Obama in defense of his golfing

President TrumpDonald John TrumpUPS, FedEx shut down calls to handle mail-in ballots, warn of 'significant' problems: report Controversial GOP Georgia candidate attempts to distance from QAnon Trump orders TikTok parent company to sell US assets within 90 days MORE on Monday resumed his attacks aimed at former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOn The Money: Economists flabbergasted after Congress leaves with no deal | Markets rise as the economy struggles | Retail sales slow in July Congress exits with no deal, leaving economists flabbergasted Trump touts NYC police union endorsement: 'Pro-cop all the way' MORE and former President Obama, a day after Biden slammed him on Twitter for golfing as the coronavirus pandemic rages across America.

Trump tweeted Monday morning that the mainstream news media covered his Virginia golf club trip this weekend like it was a "mortal sin" while ignoring what he said were his opponent's shortcomings: "Sleepy Joe’s poor work ethic, or all of the time Obama spent on the golf course."

"They are sick with hatred and dishonesty. They are truly deranged! They don’t mention Sleepy Joe’s poor work ethic, or all of the time Obama spent on the golf course, often flying to Hawaii in a big, fully loaded 747, to play. What did that do to the so-called Carbon Footprint?" Trump said in a series of tweets.

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"He also played moments after the brutal killing by ISIS of a wonderful young man. Totally inappropriate - and it was me who shattered 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. I was left a MESS!" he added, pivoting to a frequent line of attack against the Obama administration's strategy against the Islamic State.

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Trump's tweets come a day after Biden directly attacked him for tweeting through the crisis from his Virginia golf course, an escalation of the criticism Biden has leveled against the president for weeks over his handling of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Biden's criticism Saturday came as Trump himself went on the attack against a range of targets via Twitter, including former Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsHow would a Biden Justice Department be different? Kamala Harris: The right choice at the right time Three pros and three cons to Biden picking Harris MORE and "Morning Joe" co-host Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughTrump hurls insults at Harris, Ocasio-Cortez and other women Trump targets 'Complete psycho' Scarborough, 'ditzy airhead' Brzezinski while praising 'Fox & Friends' Eugene Robinson: US is 'the s---hole country that nobody wants people from' MORE.

"The presidency is about a lot more than tweeting from your golf cart. It requires taking on the ultimate responsibility for the biggest decisions in the world. Donald Trump simply wasn’t prepared for that. I promise you I will be," he wrote.

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Trump had previously responded to the attack Sunday evening, writing that it was the first time he had hit the golf course in months.

The Trump campaign also attacked Biden over the tweets in a statement claiming that Trump was following advice from Anthony FauciAnthony FauciFauci dismisses Tucker Carlson's criticism but says it may inspire threats from 'crazies' Fauci tells Matthew McConaughey he backs 'universal wearing of masks' The Hill interview: NIH chief addresses concerns about speed of COVID-19 vaccine development MORE, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, who urged Americans to spend Memorial Day weekend outdoors last week.

"Dr. Fauci expressly said that Americans should get outdoors this weekend and specifically mentioned golf as a good activity. Biden should take that advice and get out of his basement," spokesman Tim Murtaugh said.