Saturday, July 15, 2017

What did Donald Trump do today?

He took a break from his normal routine of playing golf on the weekends to watch golf on the weekends.

Trump went to his Bedminster, NJ club yesterday and again today during the US Women's Open, which is being hosted there this year. Trump did not appear on the course and reportedly watched on TV. He was greeted by protestors, who were kept a safe three miles away from him.

Trump has his reputation for litigiousness to thank for whatever professional golf he may have glimpsed this weekend. USA Today reports that after Trump announced his run for president--and especially in the wake of his "grab 'em by the pussy" remarks--the USGA and LPGA considered moving the tournament, so as not to conflict with their efforts to get young women more interested in the sport. The threat of legal action from Trump ended that discussion.

On a positive note, even though Trump is the owner of the site where the 168 athletes competing got dressed, there were no reports that he used that fact as an excuse to enter the locker room, as he admits he did during beauty pageants.

So what?

  • Doing what you criticized other people for doing is the definition of hypocrisy. 
  • Most presidents don't have to threaten sporting events with lawsuits to keep them from disassociating themselves from the president.