Is Donald Trump the “commander in cheat?” The president’s alleged misdeeds on and around the golf course are the subject of a new book by former Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly. It’s called “Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump.”
Reilly documents dozens of examples of exaggerations and underhanded play by the president. He tells The Associated Press there have been “dozens and dozens of people that can declare him guilty of cheating.”
Perhaps the most blatant instance came in a 2017 round with Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson, the current No. 1 player in the world. The president’s partner, Fox Sports golf analyst Brad Faxon, reported that Trump’s misdeeds included putting down a score that didn’t account for two balls he hit into the water on a single hole.
Hey @realDonaldTrump are you coming to my book signing in DC Wednesday night? I'll be telling people how Mike Tirico, Brad Faxon, Doc Rivers + others all say you cheated in front of them!
Solid State Books, 7 p.m.
We'll try to have cold hamberders!#CommanderInCheat pic.twitter.com/UILgZaDIFJ
— Rick Reilly (@ReillyRick) March 30, 2019
Zeke Miller, The Associated Press