Any visitor to the ornate men’s locker room at his club here, Trump International Golf Club, can see small rectangular brass plaques on his locker, recognizing him as the 1999, 2001 and 2009 club champion, and the 2012 and 2013 senior champion.
And now there’s a new plaque on his locker, screwed into its stained wood with two small Phillips head screws, to commemorate his latest title. It reads: 2018 MEN’S CLUB CHAMPION.
Yes, Trump was president of the United States for all of 2018. Yes, Trump turned 72 last year, which would be an impressive age to win even a senior club championship. His most recent win brings Trump’s club-championship haul — all won at clubs bearing his name — to an even 20. That includes senior and super-senior titles, too.
According to the above-linked report, Trump told the actual winner that the only reason he won is that Trump was unavailable to compete. They then made a bet about the plaque, which the actual winner lost.
Trump International Golf Club plaque lists him as 2018 champion — for a tournament he didn’t even play in https://t.co/EJnY5tKoqG
— AlterNet (@AlterNet) March 11, 2019
— Mike Dorning (@MikeDorning) March 11, 2019