It’s not fun when someone spreads lies and misleading information about you on the internet, especially when those lies get spread far and wide until everyone starts to accept them as fact. This is something Hillary Clinton could easily have told Trump if he had stopped spreading lies about her long enough to listen.
Hack. Hack. Hack. Someone added scores of strokes to Trump’s official golf scores. https://t.co/6ddHSbxeId
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 18, 2019
As Trump lounged at one of his golf resorts on Saturday, taking some executive time while children sit in cages because Trump needs votes in 2020, someone hacked into the U.S. Golf Association website in order to change Trump’s golf scores. Instead of the reportedly fake 70s and 80s he tells people he scores, the numbers were changed to the 100s (for those of you who don’t play golf, that’s bad).
‘It appears someone obtained access to Trump’s page and posted awful scores of 101, 100, 108 and 102, according to Golfweek. Par in a round of golf is typically around 72, and Trump has traditionally posted more flattering scores in the 70s and 80s, which some skeptics say are not a true indicator of his golf game.’
After reports circulated and a book was even written about Trump’s tendency to cheat at golf, Craig Annis, the managing director of communications for the USGA, decided to look into the matter. What he found, though, were some vastly different numbers than the ones Trump posts.
‘We have become aware of reports in the media questioning recent scores posted on President Trump’s [Golf Handicap and Information Network] account,” Craig Annis, the managing director of communications for the USGA, told Golfweek. “As we dug into the data it appears someone has erroneously posted a number of scores on behalf of the GHIN user.’
Eleven-time National Sportswriter of the Year Rick Reilly just released a book explaining how Trump’s lifelong president history of golf cheating reveals his true nature.
@CilizzaCNN: He self-reported the best round ever!
I guess Chris isn’t much of a reader. https://t.co/3n7lmxFWLO
— Grant Stern (@grantstern) May 18, 2019
It appears that someone either decided to right some wrongs or simply to embarrass the president. Annis said the scores will be removed, but Trump is sure to rant and rave on Twitter about the unfairness of it all, anyway.
‘The fake scores were from games recorded at Trump National in New York, Trump International in West Palm Beach and the Cochise Course at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, according to Golfweek…The fake scores appeared on the heels of a new book written by sportswriter Rick Reilly, “Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump,” which alleges that Trump habitually cheats at golf. In 2015, months after Trump announced his run for president, The Washington Post’s Ben Terris interviewed people who had golfed with Trump who said he often bent the rules in his favor.’
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