As the events from last week continue to reverberate today as the House formally charged T-Rump with one count of “incitement of insurrection” on the Capitol building mega-melee — the first president ever to maybe be impeached a second time, in just over a year.
Although five people died in the riot, there have been dozens of arrests, and as time goes along, the situation last Wednesday has shown to be even worse than viewed live, and the whole world is astounded by the event. T-Rump’s peope have quit in droves and there’s warnings of even more violence expected this weekend nationwide and during Joe Biden’s inaugural next week.
Yet supposedly the T-Rump doesn’t a shit about any of that — he’s gotten a major-burn sad from notice the PGA will move the 2022 championship from Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (h/t tweet Daily Kos):
He’s angry about impeachment, people who have spoken to him say. But the reaction to the PGA decision was different order of magnitude.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 11, 2021
Actions do have consequences — via ESPN this evening:
“We find ourselves in a political situation not of our making,” said Seth Waugh, the CEO of the PGA of America, in an interview with The Associated Press.
“We’re fiduciaries for our members, for the game, for our mission and for our brand. And how do we best protect that? Our feeling was given the tragic events of Wednesday that we could no longer hold it at Bedminster. The damage could have been irreparable. The only real course of action was to leave.”
And T-Rump’s reaction to the PGA’s decision that’s he’s “gutted” by it beyond all the shit and explosive events of last week don’t rank in importance is really mind-blowing, but not a shock, a surprise or out of character for the shit-heel. He’s way-mental, and been so for a long, long time.
In this golf-course context, on the fairway as in other place on earth, the T-Rump is a liar and a cheat. Oddly perplexing is why he’s even involved with any kind of sport, especially golf, due to being an asshole and acts like it all the fucking time, but he’s a fraudster from way back, and is right-open about it, too.
Flashback to Rick Reilly’s “Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump,” which descibes how the T-Rump is a piece of shit on the links, and people just laugh it off — some to losing from Golf in April 2019:
Trump doesn’t just cheat at golf.
He cheats like a three-card Monte dealer.
He throws it, boots it, and moves it.
He lies about his lies.
He fudges and foozles and fluffs. At Winged Foot, where Trump is a member, the caddies got so used to seeing him kick his ball back onto the fairway they came up with a nickname for him: “Pele.”
“I played with him once,” says Bryan Marsal, longtime Winged Foot member and chair of the coming 2020 Men’s U.S. Open.
“It was a Saturday morning game. We go to the first tee and he couldn’t have been nicer. But then he said, ‘You see those two guys? They cheat. See me? I cheat. And I expect you to cheat because we’re going to beat those two guys today.’… So, yes, it’s true, he’s going to cheat you. But I think Donald, in his heart of hearts, believes that you’re gonna cheat him, too. So if it’s the same, if everybody’s cheating, he doesn’t see it as really cheating.”
And my favorite:
Once, Trump hosted three famous ESPN football announcers — Mike Tirico (now with NBC), Jon Gruden (now the Raiders coach), and Ron (Jaws) Jaworski, the old Eagles quarterback — at one of his courses.
Trump loves to show off his courses to celebrities, and the more celebrated you are, the more he wants you to see them and the more he wants his members to see you.
Trump arrived as the other three were warming up and he picked the teams immediately.
“It’s gonna be me and Gruden, ’cause I like winners.”
Off they went. At one point, they were playing a blind par 5, and Tirico, who’s a 12.3 handicap, had 230 yards into the green.
He hit the 3-wood of his life.
“Oh my god!” his caddy said, open- mouthed.
The thing had the flag covered from the start.
It crested the hill perfectly and was going to be tight to the pin.
Shocked at his sudden skill, Tirico high-fived his caddie and strode toward the green, his shoes barely touching the grass.
But, somehow, when they got there, the ball wasn’t near the pin.
It wasn’t even on the green.
It was 50 feet left of the pin, in the bunker.
Unless it hit a drone and ricocheted sideways, there was no physical way it could’ve ended up there.
“Lousy break,” Trump said to Tirico, who checked the marking on the ball to be sure it was his.
Befuddled, it took Tirico two swipes to escape the bunker on the way to a 7.
“Afterwards,” Tirico remembers,
“Trump’s caddy came up to me and said, ‘You know that shot you hit on the par 5? It was about 10 feet from the hole. Trump threw it into the bunker. I watched him do it.’”
Clincher: ‘What did Tirico do? He laughed, shook his head, went inside, and paid Trump his money. When it comes to golf, Trump is the tornado and you are the trailer.‘
Now life will be different. No laughs and no playing a round with anyone, who’d want to nowadays.
The T-Rump is way-dangerous right now, with nothing to lose.
Gambling is illegal…and I never slice:
And aptly titled, ‘Basic Shapes,‘ by caricaturist/illustrator Chong Jit Leong (found here), and displays the elemental form of a purloined sociopath — a bloated profile of flatulent bile and arrogant ignorance.