If there’s one thing that the new Golf magazine profile on Donald Trump makes clear, it’s that he’s a liar. The writer doesn’t say that, of course, any more than the author of a piece in Field & Stream would expose their featured angler for prevaricating about the size of their catch. But it’s only the word “liar” the digest refrains from using. From complicated explanations of what would have needed to happen for Trump to have accomplished a thing he claimed, to casual descriptions of how much worse Trump is in private about things we already know he does in public, it’s a very complete profile.
Except there’s a passage in the article that actually does address something Trump was honest about, and it’s buried in the middle, like a dirty little secret. I’d be willing to wager whatever Trump bets against his partners at the beginning of 18 holes that the author didn’t think twice about the little phrase from the president that gave me such pause:
That White House is a real dump.”
Trump was at Bedminster, at one of his many Trump National Golf Clubs. He was explaining to his rapt listeners (they always are, of course) why he spent so much time on the links or in the clubhouse. No word on whether he went on to explain just how many yellow brass chandeliers it would require to spruce the place up.
Of course, if the last guy that lived there had ever said anything like that, conservative heads across the country would have simultaneously exploded with the fire of a thousand suns.
The internet promptly invited The Donald to take a flying leap:
Conservatives if Barack and Michelle Obama had commented that “White House is a real dump.” pic.twitter.com/Y5KWhodeJx
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) August 1, 2017
Trump thinks the White House is a real dump. Well, many Americans think a human heap of garbage has taken up residence there. https://t.co/4sfIyJ3re4
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) August 1, 2017
You know what?
We have a plan for alternative public housing for you, Trump.
— Holly O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) August 1, 2017
Trump: “That White House is a real dump–the last tenants were blacks! But I’m gonna class it up with the savings from canceling elections.”
— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) August 1, 2017
— SeanSpicer’s Mic (@Spicerlies) August 1, 2017
A guy who thinks this is classy decor told his country club members the White House is “a real dump.”
Real Veruca Salt of the Earth guy… pic.twitter.com/FpjBDdzcfZ
— Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) August 1, 2017
“That White House is a real dump.” –The President pic.twitter.com/PdcY4oourN
— IWillResistTrump (@JetScoozr77) August 1, 2017
If he thinks the White House is a real dump, I can’t wait till he sees his jail cell.
— TRPLauren (@lauren37424760) August 1, 2017
Well, if “That White House is a real dump”, get the heck out of it you dumpster fire https://t.co/mqtqheCuL8
— Nicole White (@IamRoyalOcean1) August 1, 2017
I think we all agree– he can resign & leave ANYTIME HE WANTS.
Trump thinks the ‘White House is a real dump,’ https://t.co/cFiwTQmMHx
— Kate (@originlbookgirl) August 2, 2017
If the WH is such a dump he doesn’t want to stay there on weekends, Trump could donate some of his considerable fortune to fixing it up.
— Garance Franke-Ruta (@thegarance) August 1, 2017
The president calls that mansion we pay for him (but not his wife and son) to live in a “real dump.”
The people’s house.
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) August 1, 2017
— Nick Walden Poublon (@NWPinPDX) August 1, 2017
That’s it, in a nutshell. That’s the problem with Donald Trump. He truly, honestly believes he is above everyone and everything. He has no clue what a no-class asshole he is.
Why don’t you just stick to the courses and we can get someone new in that old “dump” you hate so much, Donald? Better people than you have lived there, and they remember how to be grateful for America’s House:
Thank you to all the White House ushers, butlers, maids, chefs, florists, gardeners, plumbers, engineers & curators for all you do every day https://t.co/rjQS9HeALG
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) August 1, 2017
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