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Trump Tees Off

Post by Logg » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:39 am

This is how you project power.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/01/report-trump-kicked-critical-biographer-off-his-golf-course.html

President-elect Donald Trump reportedly ejected a critical biographer from his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Friday, after running into the author, former Newsweek correspondent Harry Hurt III, while playing on the course. Politico says that Hurt, who wrote the now-out-of-print 1993 biography Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump, was at the club playing golf with his friend, billionaire and conservative-cause financier David Koch, and two others. It’s not totally clear what exactly went down regarding the ejection, since there are four versions of the story between Hurt, an unnamed Trump transition-team official, a Koch associate, and GOP donor John M. Damgard, who was also part of Hurt and Koch’s four-person golfing group.

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Post by eric84 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:55 am

He's gonna be Nixon on steroids on settling scores.
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Post by VinnyD » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:02 pm

How do the rules of golf deal with one of your foursome being ejected mid-game by a petulant golf course owner?

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Sick the IRS on your enemies?

Post by WhosieWho » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:15 pm

eric84 wrote:He's gonna be Nixon on steroids on settling scores.

Phone-in 'terrorist charges' against political adversaries?

Fun times ahead. This is what cryptofascism looks like, lol
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Post by Andrea1 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:47 pm

There's a thin line between projecting/abusing power. A line that Trump appears to enjoy walking. Think owner perks - walking through rooms/the purveying of semi-clad beauty queen contestants, pussy groping potential candidates, talking trash/unpresidential-like, taking people to task for doing their job, inciting violence, etc., etc., etc..

Course, the man might have been behaving obnoxiously, bothering Trump and he was just treating him as any business owner would have treated him.

Trump has tweeted his version/the truth of the story, surely?

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Post by shunter » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:33 pm

VinnyD wrote:How do the rules of golf deal with one of your foursome being ejected mid-game by a petulant golf course owner?


Not like you to hyper-focus on some irrelevant part of a story that would otherwise be quite interesting?
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Post by Godjira » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:49 pm

Nixon at least had a brain
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Post by Flobster! » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:52 pm

Can anyone summarise the versions of the story?
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Post by Logg » Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:41 pm

Andrea1 wrote:There's a thin line between projecting/abusing power. A line that Trump appears to enjoy walking. Think owner perks - walking through rooms/the purveying of semi-clad beauty queen contestants, pussy groping potential candidates, talking trash/unpresidential-like, taking people to task for doing their job, inciting violence, etc., etc., etc..

Course, the man might have been behaving obnoxiously, bothering Trump and he was just treating him as any business owner would have treated him.

Trump has tweeted his version/the truth of the story, surely?


It sounds like all parties involved might be assholes. This could just be alpha businessman behavior, and Trump is still just a private citizen/business owner until Jan. 20. But after Jan. 20 it's going to be a different story.

For one thing, these are his people, conservative, politically active billionaires, and he's putting them in awkward situations.

On a larger note, I'd like to think that when there is footage of Trump as President, the myriad stories of his inappropriateness that you mentioned will find their way into the story.

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Post by Chi_Rup » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:29 pm

Is he any good at golf?

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Post by Unwashed_Pom » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:48 pm

What the caddy saw.

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Post by Lost Soul » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:42 am

eric84 wrote:He's gonna be Nixon on steroids on settling scores.

You mean like how Maobama weaponized the IRS against his political enemies?
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Post by eric84 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:37 am

Not even remotely comparable. You're such a hack.
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Post by Lost Soul » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:56 am

Yeah, I scored on that one. Idiot.
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Post by Godjira » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:46 am

Yep. A 10 on the idiot meter.
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Post by Lost Soul » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:29 pm

Don't quit your day jobs, you two.
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Post by sodelicious » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:54 pm

You're correct that they shouldn't quit, but neither should you.
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