Watch Video of Trump Golfing Over The Weekend, Admiring His Own Shot in the Third Person
According to NBC News, President Donald Trump has, since taking the Oath of Office, spent 73 days at one of his golf courses (though it is unclear if he’s actually golfed on each of those days). A few pictures have emerged during that time, but not much footage of Trump playing has gone public. Until now.
Instagram user ryanhansan (via Deadspin) uploaded footage of the President on the links Sunday at Trump National Golf Club Washington — a round in which he teed it up with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).
Much has been made of Trump’s golf game and the open question of how good he actually is. Senator Lindsey Graham insists the President shot a 73 during a recent trip to Trump National Washington. This claim seems more than a bit dubious. The Senior PGA Championship was played on that very same course earlier this year. If Trump replicated that round four times, he would’ve made the cut in the tournament and finished in a tie for 55th place — beating out golf legends including Tom Watson, Hale Irwin, and others.
But the clip above does show Trump hitting what seems to be a good shot. After two quick practice swings, the President stepped up and hit a mid-iron to what seemed like a good spot — given the reaction of his playing partners.
No one, of course, admired the shot more than Trump — who apparently also cranked his drive.
“You didn’t know Trump could hit two shots like that, did you?” Trump said to a few other golfers as he drove past.
Paul, like Graham before him, spoke highly of Trump’s game.
“The President never loses, didn’t you know?” Paul said after the round (via CNN). “The President and his partner beat myself and my partner by three holes. He’s a little better golfer than I am, admittedly, but we had a good time.”
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) October 15, 2017
Practice, it seems, makes perfect.
Watch above, via Instagram.
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