Trump interrupts CEOs’ meeting to regale them with ‘hole in 1’ golf story (VIDEO)
The executives were at the White House on Thursday for a discussion on job growth when Trump interrupted the CEO and chairman of General Electric, Jeff Immelt, to tell the panel: “Jeff actually watched me make a hole in one.”
The mere mentioning of the incident wasn’t enough, however, and Trump called on Immelt to recount the story.
Trump just made Jeff Immelt describe the time Trump hit a hole-in-one— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 23, 2017
Trump: “I actually said I was the best golfer of all the rich people” pic.twitter.com/6yB7oj6WJe
“Should you tell that story?” Trump asked. Immelt obliged and told the bemused audience how he played golf with Trump as part of his “assignment” when he owned NBC, to persuade him to take part in the reality TV show, The Apprentice.
"President Trump goes up to a par 3 on his course. He looks at the three of us and says, 'You realize, of course, I'm the richest golfer in the world?' ... then gets a hole in one."
“I have to say I seen the magic before,” he added.
The room broke out into a ripple of laughter before Trump chimed in: “It’s crazy. "No, I actually said I was the best golfer of all the rich people, to be exact, and then I got a hole in one. It was sort of cool."
Trump, who was highly critical of Obama’s golfing trips, has reportedly spent the last three weekends perfecting his hole-in-one.
Played golf today with Prime Minister Abe of Japan and @TheBig_Easy, Ernie Els, and had a great time. Japan is very well represented!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2017
During his days as a private citizen, Trump regularly blasted then-President Obama for neglecting his official duties and squandering taxpayers’ money – all in the name of golf.
Obama’s motto: If I don’t go on tax payer funded vacations & constantly fundraise then the terrorists win.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2014
Can you believe that,with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf.Worse than Carter— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2014
"@TheBigJamesG: What kind of president doesn't get playing golf after a cruel beheading isn't the thing to do? Detached from reality he is"— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2014
Obama should play golf with Republicans & opponents rather than his small group of friends. That way maybe the terrible gridlock would end.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2012