White House caught further exaggerating Scaramucci’s boast about Trump’s PGA-like putting skills
Last week, incoming White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci held a press briefing in which he boasted of President Donald Trump’s athletic prowess in an effort to demonstrate the president’s competitiveness.
“I’ve seen this guy throw a dead spiral through a tire,” Scaramucci said. “I’ve seen him at Madison Square Garden with a top coat on, he’s standing in the key and he’s hitting foul shots and swishing them. He sinks three-foot putts.”
However, Daily Show writer Matt Negrin has noticed that the Trump White House has increased the president’s putting range in its official transcripts of Scaramucci’s remarks, which now declare that the president makes “30-foot putts.”
It’s entirely plausible that Scaramucci meant to say “30-foot putts” in his original remarks, as making a three-foot putt is not considered an impressive achievement in golfing. However, news reports of Scaramucci’s original press briefing all described the incoming administration official as saying “three-foot putts.”
Trump has a history of wildly exaggerating his own achievements, whether it’s artificially inflating the number of floors in his buildings or hanging framed copies of a fake Time Magazine cover on the walls of his golf courses.
Watch Negrin’s video comparing Scaramucci’s original remarks with the official White House transcript below.
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