Donald Trump is the most unconventional president in history, violating social mores on an almost daily basis, and theres little question that his attitude toward presidential norms are likely one reason why hes been so divisive among his constituents. But if theres one sure way for him to earn bipartisan disapproval, its on the golf course.
And according to the video below, which seems to show Trump breaking one huge golfing protocol, the outrage you feel is realand entirely acceptable. Though the original tweet from @MikeNFrank is no longer available because the user has taken his account private, the video was posted to YouTube.
For those who dont understand how outrageous an act this is, heres the problem. YOU. DONT. DRIVE. A. GOLFCART. ON. THE. GREEN.
It foliages tire marks on some of the most prestigious areas of the course, and it constructs everything appear ugly and it potentially screws up the course for everybody whos playing behind you on the day and you only dont do it, OK?
But as the one whos recording the video tells, hey, its Trumps course. He can do whatever he wants there.( And it is funny that as soon as Trump drives up to the group, everybodys totally friendly and telling, Hey, prez, whats up? Everything here is great .)
What Trump should dowhat everybody who follows to a tee the unwritten rules of golfis park his cart on the cart route and get by and stroll to the green. Instead, he commits the offense that might ultimately get him removed from office.
I’m sure he takes all putts w/ in 5 ft and lies about his score. Those you are able to dismiss but driving the cart on the green? WTF DJT? #Impeach45
— Mike Botkin (@ botkin_mike) June 22, 2017
driving a cart on the green should be an impeachable offense
— K B (@ kwbecker2 5) June 22, 2017
Trump driving a golf cart on a green is the last straw for me
— Abby Parsons (@ abby_pars) June 22, 2017
This is not the first time Trump has been criticized for the way he acts on the golf course. David Owen from the New Yorker wrote in January that Trump is a good player, and, even without adjusting for his age, hes probably the best use of the many golfers who have been President of the United States. But he also might take liberties.
Famed athletics writer Rick Reilly once caddied for Trump for a book Reilly wrote called Whos Your Caddy , and Reilly told the Washington Post in 2015 that if you measured cheating on a scale of 1 to 10, Trump would have to be rated an 11.
More from the Post .
Reilly told the Washington Post about an afternoon when Trump wrote down scores he didnt actually attain on his scorecard, confessed putts to himself by raking the ball into the hole with his putter rather than striking it properly( He rakes like my gardener !), and even called a gimmesomething a player might claim for a two-foot putton what should have been a chip shot.
He took the worlds first gimme chip-in, Reilly told. At one point, Trump, after taking a number of second shots, told Reilly to make sure you write that I play my first ball. You dont get a second ball in life. In life, it may or may not be true that all individuals gets a second chance; and yet, as Reilly wrote, on pits 1, 13 and 17, Trump did indeed get a second ball.
Based on this, its pretty easy to see that Trump is probably a jerk in every facet of golfing, the kind of dude who takes every mulligan he can, who doesnt replace the divot hes only created, who doesnt doffhis hat to shake hands with his golfing partners once the round is over. The various kinds of golfer who likely should never be allowed on the course in the first place.
H/ T Slate