NEGOTIATE THROUGH GOLF
“The beauty of golf is that you develop relationships, and you can make deals on a golf course. And I’ve often said that I don’t mind that President Obama plays a lot of golf. He should play with people who can help the country, like if he played more with John Boehner, and if he played more with maybe foreign leaders, it would be a wonderful thing. Many of the foreign leaders play golf and love golf,” Donald Trump tells Golf Digest writer Jaime Diaz in a new wideranging interview.
Mr. Trump has indeed played golf with House Speaker Mr. Boehner, who has “an 8 or 9 handicap” — and he’s hit the links with plenty of global kingpins. The billionaire Republican frontrunner has also strolled the fairway with former president Bill Clinton.
“We’ve played a number of times. We have very different games. By the way, he doesn’t cheat. He will drop a ball, but he doesn’t make any bones about it. If he misses a shot — he doesn’t get to play very much — so he’ll drop a ball and hit a second shot. But he’s not saying he got a par if he didn’t get a par. It’s not like he’s trying to hide anything. I think he’s been treated unfairly,” Mr. Trump advises.
“Supposing Megyn Kelly offers to bury the hatchet with a round of golf. Would you accept?” Mr. Diaz asked.
“Absolutely. Sure. Why not?” Mr. Trump replied. with a vast backlog of other requests for information to be declassified, officials said on Tuesday. The move illustrates the huge administrative burden caused by Clinton’s decision to use a private email address for official communications as secretary of state and a judge’s ruling in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that they be released,” reports Reuters foreign policy correspondent Arshad Mohammed.
This is in addition to the 20 permanent, and 30 part-time workers called in to pore over the monthly, court-ordered release of Mrs. Clinton emails.
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