Donald Trump has made some outrageous claims over his many years in the public eye. Many of them, such as the alleged theft of the 2020 United States presidential election, have been completely debunked. Trump’s latest claim is much less consequential.
The Donald said that he was golfing with PGA Tour legend Ernie Els over the weekend when he achieved a magnificent feat. The former president claims that he shot a hole-in-one. Never one to be modest, Trump released a statement bragging about the shot.
In the press release, Trump invokes the rhetoric of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il as he describes the perfection of the moment. Kim was notorious for his claims that he was the greatest golfer that ever lived. Trump’s press release came on the stationary he created to make official announcements as the former president.
“Many people are asking, so I’ll give it to you now, it is 100% true. While playing with the legendary golfer, Ernie Els, winner of four Majors and approximately 72 other tournaments throughout the world, Gene Sauers, winner of the Senior U.S. Open, Ken Duke, and Mike Goodes, both excellent tour players, I made a hole-in-one. It took place at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, on the 7th hole, which was playing 181-yards into a slight wind. I hit a 5-iron, which sailed magnificently into a rather strong wind with approximately 5 feet of cut, whereupon it bounced twice and then went clank, into the hole.
These great tour players noticed it before I did because their eyes are slightly better, but on that one hole only, their swings weren’t. Anyway, there’s a lot of chatter about it, quite exciting, and people everywhere seem to be asking for the facts. Playing with that group of wonderful, talented players was a lot of fun. The match was Ernie and me (with no strokes) against Gene, Mike, and Ken. I won’t tell you who won because I am a very modest individual, and you will then say I w2as bragging — and I don’t like people who brag!”
Donald Trump hit a hole-in-one into a slight wind that was rather strong. Then he bragged about it on unofficial presidential letterhead. Then he said he doesn’t like to brag. It seems like things are status quo in Trumpland.
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