The author of a new book that exposes President Donald Trump as an inveterate golf cheat said he could no longer stay silent about what he’d seen and heard.
Rick Reilly, the longtime Sports Illustrated reporter and columnist, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he decided to come out of retirement to write a new book, Commander In Cheat, because he was tired of Trump dishonestly bragging about his golf game.
“If he cheats on the course, he’ll cheat in business,” Reilly said. “If he’s honest and fun on the course, he’ll be honest and fun in business.”
The president has repeatedly boasted that he’s won 18 club championships, but Reilly said he knew the truth.
“I’m like, ‘You liar!'” Reilly said. “‘Because you told me how you did it when I played with you years ago.'”
The veteran sportswriter revealed Trump’s sketchy secret for winning championships.
“He said when he buys a new course he plays the first round by himself, and calls that the club championship,” Reilly said. “So I started calling around, people said, ‘Yeah, one day he was at Trump Philly, and we played the club championship at Trump Bedminster, and he called and said, ‘Who won the championship?’ They said ‘Joe Shmoe’ shot 76, Trump goes, ‘I shot 73 up here at Trump Philly, make me the champion.'”
Reilly said Trump shamelessly posts himself as the champion at each one of his golf courses, and then used those phony titles to promote his presidential campaign.
“When you walk into the clubhouse, his name — instead of ‘Joe Shmoe,’ it’s Trump,” he said. “The thing that bothers me — okay, golf, fine. But when he started campaigning on this as, ‘I’m a winner, I can close out, I’ve won 18 club championships, and that’s against the best players.’ That bothered me. I don’t know anything about politics, you guys know about politics, but I know about golf. You don’t get to do that.”
New testimony adds 2 stunning — and previously unknown — details about the Ukraine extortion
New testimony released Monday from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Ukraine scandal included at least two new stunning details about the quid pro quo scheme at the heart of the matter.
Overall, the transcripts for depositions of Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson, who were advisers to U.S. envoy Kurt Volker, built on the story of that we already know: that President Donald Trump pushed a shadow foreign policy to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political opponents, a scheme that involved using his office and military aid as leverage over the country in opposition to the official policy.
Trump blasted for his ‘Endorsement of Doom’ after Sean Spicer loses on ‘Dancing with the Stars’
Team Trump had gone all in urging supporters to vote for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on the game show "Dancing with the Stars."
Votes had been urged by RNC officials and Trump himself had urged his 66 million Twitter followers to vote for Spicer.
Despite the full heft of the Trump campaign, Spicer lost on Monday's show.
Trump deleted his failed tweet urging votes for Spicer -- and instead said it was a "great try" by his former advisor.
Looks like this endorsement was as successful as your last one!
‘He’s misunderstood’: Nikki Haley tells Fox News how Trump is actually a really good listener
Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley defended President Donald Trump during a Monday appearance with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.
Hannity asked the former South Carolina governor if Trump was "misunderstood."
"I do think he’s misunderstood," Haley replied.
"I can tell you, from the first day to the last day that I worked for the president, he always listened, he was always conscious of hearing other voices, allowing people to debate out the issues, and then he made his decision," Haley claimed.
She argued that, "I saw a president that was very thoughtful, looked at all of the issues, made decisions, and it was a pleasure and honor to work with him."