From threatening to "override" states if they didn't permit the reopening of houses of worship to pressuring states to reopen their businesses to restarting presidential travel - Mr Trump's weekend activities mark his latest attempt to return back to his presidential normal as the country continues to reckon with the toll of a global pandemic. More than 97,000 people have died and cases have topped 1.6 million.
The US President soon after this had to face the wrath on social media as numerous people critically criticised his game of golf over the weekend. The president ordered flags to remain at half-staff through Memorial Day. The president is determined to deploy the entire convention season parade to represent a nation and economy in full of what he calls a "transition to greatness".
But the city's mayor has criticised Mr Trump's visit, saying the city can not afford the costs and the trip sends the wrong message when Baltimore is still under a stay-at-home order.
But given that Tar Heel State was a vital battleground in November, Trump could gain political advantage from campaigns that spur a basis against local Democrats.
North Carolina reported its peak in Saturday cases, although, as in any state, it is sometimes hard to say whether these increases represent a worsening outbreak or an increase in tests.
The soap opera nature of Trump's presidency was also reflected this weekend in his defense of his decision to play golf for the first time since March at his Virginia golf club.
"The Fake & Totally Corrupt News makes it sound like a mortal sin [to play golf]", Trump tweeted Monday.
President Donald Trump on Monday lashed out against those criticizing his decision to play golf over the weekend by blaming his predecessor Barack Obama for failing to defeat Islamic State forces and accusing his 2020 Democratic rival Joe Biden of having a "poor work ethic". CNN reported that the Secret Service members with Trump at the golf course were wearing masks, although the President and his golfing partners were not. It is not one of the most affected states, but deaths have been on the rise again in recent days.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, now running for president, released an ad criticizing Trump for golfing during the pandemic.
Instead of focusing on the death toll and Memorial Day, Trump has spent the past few days on the golf course between tweeting conspiracy theories and sexist attacks at Democratic women like Hillary Clinton.
But Melania Trump, on Sunday, remembered the lives lost to the coronavirus. "Can you believe that with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf".
On Sunday, Trump defended his action and attacked not only Biden but also former President Barack Obama.