He announced his victory in the Senior Club Championship at Trump International Golf Club in Palm BeachFlorida on its social media platform Truth Social.
Mr Trump said he was “very honored” to win the tournament “[at] one of the best courses in the country.” “Competed with a lot of good golfers and hit the ball long and straight. The reason I announce this on the incredible TRUTH is that it in a very real sense serves as a physical exam, only MUCH tougher.”
This appears to be a reference to the controversy surrounding Mr Trump’s annual reviews during his time in office, including one in 2019 that confirmed he was officially obese.
The former president continued: “It takes strength and endurance to WIN, and I have strength and endurance – most others don’t. You also need strength and stamina to DRIVE!”
However, Mr Trump’s announcement may have come as a surprise to those following his movements this weekend, as a video emerged online of him delivering a eulogy at the funeral of North Carolina vlogger Diamond on Saturday.
Diamond, real name Ineita Lynette Hardaway, was one half of the conservative vlogging and social media duo Diamond and Shawk (real name Gerneita Rachel Hardaway, sister of Ineita Lynette). Her funeral on Saturday coincided with the first day of the club’s senior championship, which takes place more than 700 miles away.
Quoting Trump campaign spokesman Stephen Chung Everyday beast, confirmed that the former president attended the funeral on Saturday. “President Trump is not only a great golfer, but an even better person. He was honored to be in North Carolina on Saturday to celebrate the life of Diamond, a remarkable individual whose legacy will live on,” Mr. Cheng said.
Club sources refer to Daily Mail described the competitors’ surprise when they arrived on Sunday for the second day of the tournament to find Mr Trump’s name at the top of the leaderboard – five points behind Saturday’s top performer.
The Mail Mr. Trump reportedly told organizers that he played well on the course on Thursday and decided it would count as his first-day score.
This is not the first time Mr. Trump has exaggerated his accomplishments on the golf course. In his book, Commander in Chief: How Golf Explains Trump, author Rick Reilly writes that, “Saying ‘Donald Trump cheats’ is like saying ‘Michael Phelps swims.’
Reilly writes in a 2019 book that Mr. Trump “deceives at the highest level. He cheats when people are looking and he cheats when they aren’t. He cheats whether you like it or not. He cheats because that’s how he plays golf … if you play golf with him, he’s going to cheat.”
The book’s announcement says it’s based on Reilly’s own experiences with the former president, “as well as interviews with more than 100 golf professionals, hobbyists, developers and caddies.”
Last September, Mr. Trump shared a link to a DC Enquirer article about a Golf Digest The ranking is titled “Donald Trump Is Sharply Recognized as the No. 1 Presidential Golfer in History.”
The golf magazine ranked the one-term president as the top golfing U.S. president, including his successor, Joe Biden, who has a maximum handicap of 6.7, compared to Mr. Trump’s 2.8.
“Biden was once 6, but not 20 years old. Obama is now about 9 years old. “Taft was terrible and more like 30. Why lie to Golf Digest,” Riley argued.
Later, the magazine was trolled for the sake of ranking. “You have a fake decimal point on your Orange Man handicap,” wrote golfer Tony Johnston.
Mr Trump was too families of 9/11 victims criticized for holding golf tournament sponsored by Saudi Arabia 50 miles from Ground Zero. The group 9/11 Justice accused Mr Trump of receiving hundreds of millions of dollars from what it called an “evil regime” for orchestrating the break-up LIV Golf event at his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.