Stephen Colbert just discovered that he and President Trump have something in common: "We are both terrible golfers." In a new book, Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump, sports writer Rick Reilly documents many of the ways Trump cheats to make himself look like a good golfer.
"Here's how Reilly summarizes Trump's approach to the game of golf," Colbert said on Wednesday's Late Show: "'He cheats at the highest level. He cheats when people are watching and he cheats when they aren't. He cheats whether you like it or not.' Fun fact: That is also a direct quote from the best man speech at all of Trump's weddings." Reilly's prose about Trump's cheating is delightful, "but the specific anecdotes are where the book really takes off," Colbert said, reading one such anecdote relayed by one of Trump's caddies.
"Trump's own caddy would not cover up for him, so Trump hired a new bag handler, William Barr," Colbert joked. "He won't let you see the score card. He's going to redact, summarize the score card." Watch below, and read Jeva Lange's analysis of Reilly's book and Trump's cheating at The Week. Peter Weber
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