LPGA legend Suzann Pettersen is fond of the sitting U.S. president. But she’s not so sure about his handicap. In an interview with Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang, Pettersen detailed the many sides to her relationship with President Trump, whom she has known on and off the golf course for over a decade.
“He cheats like hell,” the 15-time LPGA Tour winner said. “So I don’t quite know how he is in business. They say that if you cheat at golf, you cheat at business.” Pettersen also said the president must pay his caddies well, as drives that are headed for the woods always ends up back in the fairway. She also mentioned his fondness for gimmes.
Petterson has already responded to the interview, calling it “fake news.” Twitter users are dragging her relentlessly.
Sometimes you do interviews and media will twist whatever word/ saying to make a headline! It’s shocking to see… this is what I would call #fakenews
Why would I call someone a cheat…. never!
— Suzann Pettersen (@suzannpettersen) January 30, 2018
Your status as a Norwegian (with blonde hair) should keep you in the good graces of our Great Leader. Have no fear, only love in your heart for the Dear Leader, and he will forgive you.
— Qualar® (@_Qualar) January 30, 2018
They quote you directly and extensively and have pictures and video of you. Want to specifically clarify or dispute something quoted or just yell Fake News at a cloud?
— Fred McTweeter (@tweetinomglol) January 30, 2018
Why does your writing style suddenly sound like somebody at @WhiteHouse just sent you over an angry email and demanded you repost it, verbatim?
— Peter Briggs (@peterbriggs) January 30, 2018
Seems like you are scared the interview got out and are now trying to put the genie back in the bottle. You think you are the only one to say he cheats at golf? Not even close. It’s well known. So if you say it’s “fake news”, you now look like a liar because it’s actually true
— Dissenting Adults (@DissentingSexes) January 30, 2018