United States —

US President Donald Trump was at one of his private golf clubs on Saturday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began.

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Trump kicked off Memorial Day weekend, Memorial Day in Wars, with a trip to Trump National Golf Club in Northern Virginia.

It is his first visit to one of his private golf properties since he went to his golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida in early March. A few days later, the president declared a national emergency for the outbreak.

On the eve, Trump declared the temples to be “essential” and told the governors to allow them to reopen. Trump has been pushing for states to reopen fully months after the closure of businesses and outdoor facilities to contain the spread of the virus.

The United States leads the world with 1.6 million cases of coronavirus and more than 96,000 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.