It’s golf day number 188 as the cost of Trump golf approaches the $100 million mark.
Apparently, the state visits in June to Ireland, the UK, and France are really more of a golf course promotion as POTUS* had a problem with the venue in Ireland because he tried to con the Irish PM into a meet at the Trump course. Perhaps Trump wants more attention paid to the failed 14 foot high, two-mile long seawall project there. Trump is nothing if but about the humiliation.
Date: May 18, 2019 at 10:24:02 AM EDT
Subject: Pool Report #3
At 10:18 after an uneventful ride, press van split from motorcade near Trump International Golf Course in Sterling, Va.
Prior to departure at the White House, a co-pooler spied POTUS entering his vehicle wearing a white shirt and a red cap.
Apparently, others have taken the hint and are cheating for/against Trump.
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) May 18, 2019
The first hint of hacking was how Trump could have played at his course in Westchester NY on April 19 when he was in Florida.
President Trump apparently had a good day at the golf course.
Trump is no stranger to the game: since taking office, he has played golf a whopping 175 times. However, for some reason, Trump doesn’t post many scores to GHIN, the USGA’s handicap service. His last recorded score was in October, inputting a 96. A number extremely high for someone with a 1.8 handicap.
For context, a 75.3 rating is a really, really tough track. Bethpage Black, site of this week’s PGA Championship, has a 77.5 rating from the tips.
“We have become aware of report in the media questioning recent scores posted on President Trump’s GHIN account. As we dug into the data it appears someone has erroneously posted a number of scores on behalf of the GHIN user,” the statement said, referring to the Golf Handicap and Information Network system.
“We are taking corrective action to remove the scores and partnering with our allied golf associations and their member clubs to determine the origin of the issue.”
USGA spokeswoman Janeen Driscoll told The Hill in a statement that the association removed five scores that were “clearly out of character” for the president. One such score was a more-flattering 68, which USGA traced to a mobile posting on its app that used the president’s name and account.
According to Golfweek, Trump has an index of 2.8, which the magazine described as “excessively flattering.” The 68 score was posted Wednesday and then deleted according to the magazine.
It wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect President Trump’s quick trip to Ireland in June to meet with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar next month to go off without a hitch. But what seemed like a standard, mostly ceremonial visit is now in jeopardy because the two sides can’t agree on a venue, putting Varadkar in an unenviable position.
Trump, who is planning on stopping in Ireland en route to Great Britain and France for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, reportedly really wants his meeting with Varadkar to take place at Trump’s golf course and hotel in Doonbeg, an Irish government source familiar with the situation told CNN. The Irish government, though, thinks that it would be a bit “unseemly” for Varadkar to host Trump at his own hotel.
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