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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Of course he does

Golf reporter reveals Trump cheats at golf

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - JULY 10:  Donald Trump plays a round of golf after the opening of The Trump International Golf Links Course on July 10, 2012 in Balmedie, Scotland. The controversial £100m course opens to the public on Sunday July 15. Further plans to

The one thing that Trump has really devoted his energies to since ascending the presidency is playing golf. 

He has so far played golf 41 times since taking office six months ago and has spent $55 million in taxpayer funds to do it.

The way a man approaches his passion can tell you a lot about his character, and an upcoming expose by’s Alan Shipnuck has some very interesting tidbits to share about the President.

As a man who loves his ratings and all measures of numerical prowess that provide the concrete affirmation his hypersensitive ego yearns for, it is very curious to note that the President has only officially recorded three scores since 2014, giving him a handicap of 2.8.

This is because Trump essentially cheats at golf. 

Shipnuck remarks that “Trump will sometimes respond to a shot he duffed by simply playing a second ball and carrying on as if the first shot never happened.”

Image result for trump drives golf cart on greenEDITOR'S NOTE: In late June, the golf world was abuzz over video capturing Trump's common practice of driving his golf cart right onto the green. As Stephen Hennessey, a Golf Digest editor, put it: 
"We can't come up with a good reason for driving on the green (actually, we can think of a lot of bad reasons for doing so), other than the fact that when you're president and own the golf course you're playing, you have free rein. Yeah, we'll leave it at that." 

This is a pretty accurate metaphor for Trump’s entire life. 

When he makes a mistake, he just pretends it never happened, cushioned by his inherited wealth and his privilege.

He simply takes another shot, and again, and again, never having to account for his mistakes and always walking away with a clean slate.

Thankfully, the looming Trump-Russia scandal is making it look like he’s not going to get a second shot at the presidency.