Donald Trump Hates Long Putters and Gays — Not Necessarily In That Order

Donald Trump compares long putters to equal marriage

Thank you, Donald Trump, for adding a new golf-related code phrase to the anti-gay lexicon.

After sitting stony-faced Saturday night during White House Correspondents’ Dinner jokes that poked fun at the billionaire’s pompous sense of self, the ferret-haired bigot could not stay silent for long. He quickly lashed out at his “enemies” (President Obama and comedian Seth Meyers, apparently) and gays, whom he likened to the recent scourge of the golf world: long putters.

Trump, a self-styled “traditionalist” who’s been married three times and who has self-deluded designs on the presidency, has protested early and often (perhaps too much?) against equal marriage. In his most recent “Is this guy for real?! C’mon! Seriously?! Gimme a break! WTF!” statement, the self-promoting real estate and golf course magnate made a bizarre comparison between a golf club he loathed and a segment of the voting public for which he obviously shared similar sentiments.

“It’s like in golf,” Trump told the New York Times Sunday. “A lot of people — I don’t want this to sound trivial — but a lot of people are switching to these really long putters, very unattractive. It’s weird. You see these great players with these really long putters, because they can’t sink three-footers anymore [he’s talking to you, Adam Scott, Webb Simpson, and Ernie Els]. And, I hate it. I am a traditionalist. I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist.”

What could possibly sound trivial about The Donald comparing his “fabulous” (and, we’re sure, imaginary) friends to hateful, ugly golf sticks?

3 Responses to “Donald Trump Hates Long Putters and Gays — Not Necessarily In That Order”

  1. ctyankee

    No fan of Trump but this is awful.

    The ONLY thing that connects long putters and gays is Trump’s comment on being a “traditionalist.” Taking a comment about hating long putters and concluding that Trump hating gays is shoddy journalism at best.

    Was Trump silly about rambling on about multiple subjects? Absolutely. Is he a clown? I think so. But even a rambling clown should not be subject to outright false and defamatory statements.

  2. Emily Kay

    As a columnist, I’m expressing my opinion, and in my opinion, someone who would deny equal rights to any group of people is hateful. Re: “traditionalist” – perhaps I should have noted that gay-bashers often call themselves “traditionalists” because they contend the “traditional definition” of marriage involves “one man, one woman.” You may not consider that hateful but I and many others do.


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