It sounds like Donald Trump doesn’t limit his lying, cheating ways to his presidential job. According to Rick Riley, author of Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump, POTUS is actually, and unsurprisingly, a huge cheat on the golf course, as well.
The former Sports Illustrated and ESPN writer stated that Trump “cheats at the highest level.” According to the NY Post Riley writes, “To say ‘Donald Trump cheats’ is like saying ‘Michael Phelps swims.'”
He cheats at the highest level. He cheats when people are watching and he cheats when they aren’t. He cheats whether you like it or not. He cheats because that’s how he plays golf… if you’re playing golf with him, he’s going to cheat.”
But Riley doesn’t expect you to just take him for his word. The writer actually spoke with several different celebrities, golfers, and other individuals that verified his claims. Evidently, Trump often enlists his caddy to assist him in his cheating ways. “No matter how far into the woods he hits the ball, it’s in the middle of the fairway when we get there,” LPGA player Suzann Peterson told Riley.
Well-known actor Samuel L. Jackson stated, “We clearly saw him hook a ball into a lake at Trump National. And his caddy told him he found it!”
It seems that Trump also does his cheating for himself from time to time, as well. NBC broadcaster, Mike Tirico says that he hit the “shot of his life” while on a golf outing with Trump. However, he found that his ball was lying the bunker once they got closer. Tirico told Riley, “Trump’s caddy came up to me and said, ‘You know that shot you hit on the par 5? It was about 10ft from the hole. Trump threw it in the bunker. I watched him do it.'”
Riley also claims that Trump lies about his supposed handicap, saying “If Trump is a 2.8, Queen Elizabeth is a pole vaulter.”
These few stories are just the tip of the iceberg. Riley has outline dozens of similar incidents in his book. When questioned as to why he thinks Trump cheats Riley simply said, “Golf is like bicycle shorts. It reveals a lot about a man.”
Great. Now we have a terrible mental image of Trump in bicycle shorts.
While his cheating on the course isn’t quite as imperative to the state of the nation as his cheating from the presidency is — it still speaks volumes as to how he is as a basic human being. And it’s exactly as we expected — he’s a piece of shit both on and off the golf course.
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