You’re Rory McIlory and you play golf for a living, so when the new U.S. president calls asking you to play a round with him, you say yes.
Of course you do. Why wouldn’t you? You don’t care that Donald Trump is the most controversial man on earth and the least-liked new president since polling began on that subject.
You’re a multi-millionaire golfer. Your taxes will be lower. And you’re from Northern Ireland, so no one can blame you for voting for him, because you didn’t, because you couldn’t vote.
But because you spend a lot of time in the United States, Rory, and had a pulse throughout all of last year, you probably remember that Trump bragged about sexually assaulting women, mocked a disabled reporter and went after Gold Star parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan for days, among many other disgusting and distasteful antics.
Then again, that’s not your problem, right? It’s not like he has done anything really horrible, like cheating at golf.
Um. Well, actually, he does notoriously cheat at golf, so much so that when rock star Alice Cooper was asked by Q magazine in 2012 to name the worst celebrity golf cheater, he replied, “I played with Donald Trump one time. That’s all I’m going to say.”
Want a second opinion? “When it comes to cheating, he’s an 11 on a scale of one to 10,” Rick Reilly, a long-time sportswriting colleague, told The Washington Post in 2015.
I can hear the Trump people now, can’t you? “Fake news! Alternative facts! The media are so unfair, and Alice Cooper is too.”
Actually, the Trumpeters were…
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