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?