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The Donald Equates His Gay Marriage Stance To His Long Putter Views!

Michael Barbaro reported on Donald Trump's first post-White House Correspondent's Dinner appearance and besides sounding like he didn't enjoy the roasting, The Donald employed a long putter metaphor to explain his position on gay marriage.

“It’s like in golf,” he said. “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,” said Mr. Trump, a Republican. “It’s weird. You see these great players with these really long putters, because they can’t sink three-footers anymore. And, I hate it. I am a traditionalist. I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist.”

I can't wait to hear The Donald's golf metaphors for climate change, health care and democracy in the Middle East!

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What a buffoon.

Perhaps he's a closet democrat because he sure aint doing the republicans any favours with his outlandish comments.

Still, you know what they say ... "there's no such thing as bad publicity"!
I am balding myself, and I know that there are many people in my situation who try to hide this in different fashions and manners. Still, I think comb-overs and bad toupés should be outlawed, because, you know, I'm a traditionalist and it just looks weird.
05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
In a just world, Hawkeye's comment would go viral.
05.3.2011 | Unregistered Commenterthinkagain
His hair needs to be verticut. Talk about grain.
05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPABOY
Don't knock it - I see that Mr Donald is currently top of the US money list, a cert for the Fedex Cup Playoffs . . .
05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterNigel
@Hawkeye - You made my day with that comment. FUNNY!
05.3.2011 | Unregistered Commentermel
well played, hawkeye.
05.3.2011 | Unregistered Commenterthusgone
He's always been a blowhard, but now he's a pander-bear blowhard.

Seriously; of all the conservative Republicans, how many would utter the phrase "I hate it" when asked about gay marriage?
President Donald Trump. It doesn't work, just like Steve Martin as Inspector Clouseau.
05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterOld Hornet
The golfing world needs to be divorced from this fool. Using golf metophors is the last straw.

Fiscal conservatism and a realistic plan to reduce debt gets completely lost when morons like this begin to wade into social issues - never mind the other tacts he has been pursuing over the last few weeks.
05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarky Mark
Mr. Trump is a traditionalist in politics the same way long putters and "at home HDTV viewing telephone call in rules officials" are traditions in golf. . . They all do share one similarity - signs of our times.
05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterWisconsin Reader
Let it be known that if the closet gay GOP politicians would all resign, it would shock the lemmings who vote for the ''do as I say, not as I do'' party.

Trump steps in trump every time he opens his mouth.
05.3.2011 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
So he hates gay marriage, but he has many fabulous friends who are gay. Guess he hates his friends. Nice one Don,anything about destroying marriage by divorcing three times? When is the golf channel going to can this loser?
05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterA3golfer

never ... gonna ... happen

GC lives on "celebrity" association and providing air time to hucksters to shill their products images, often as programming, not commercials; presumably they (the "celebrities") pay or it's a quid pro quo of some kind.

Speaking of which, was very disappointed in Michael Breed last night when he pushed Golf Pride grips as part of his show without disclosing that he has a marketing relationship with the company (he did the previous week, but this needs to be repeated each time he dons his sales persona).
05.3.2011 | Unregistered Commenterfourputter
Shouldn't the headline be "Trump Says Long Putters Are Gay...."
05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMonkeynaut
I believe long putters should have the same rights as short putters. It is unconstitutional to not allow long putters to marry. What if a long putter married a short putter? One must have the same rights, times change, it's the long putters time for equal rights.
05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterA3golfer
Can't wait for The Donald v Sarah Palin in the Republican primary
05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAK47
Is there anyone with any sort of profile on the men's side of the game that is known to be gay? Player, industry, governing, press? Just curious. While a little less so now, it was so prevalent on the ladies side at one time that it's just a non-event now. But I cannot think of a single person on the men's side.
05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDel the Funk
They're in the closet if they are, Del. In terms of players, the word is a multiple major winner isn't attracted to women. He's never been known to have a girlfriend though neither has he been known to have a boyfriend so, who knows?

Given the huge numbers of players who list "hunting and fishing" as their favorite hobbies, It's certainly nowhere near 10 per cent of the PGA Tour.
05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAK47
How could anyone think golfers are gay? Clad in pink pants, or sometimes pink (or canary yellow, or tangerine) top to toe, wearing white shoes (even after Labor Day!) and white belts in all seasons, coiffed as oddly as some are?

Oh, no, not them.
05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterV. Lind
The Quail Hollow event this week extended a sponsor invite to a fellow that I suspect is gay...not that there's anything wrong with that.
05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDel the Funk
not all gay people are in favor of gay marriage. among others, larry kramer (i think) has loudly contended that marriage is antithetical to the gay philosophy. in other news, i was astounded to learn that all gays share a philosophy.
05.3.2011 | Unregistered Commenterthusgone
Del the Funk. You need some new hobbies dude.
05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPetrillo
@ Petrillo, why do you find the question offensive? Do you think the don't-ask don't-tell approach is the best way to go? Just keep it all in the closet if you will?
05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDel the Funk
Yowsa, that is one tortured metaphor there, Mr. Trump.
I sure hope he keeps this latest vanity project alive through the run up to party primaries though.
Most thin skinned. Petulant. Candidate. Ever.
05.3.2011 | Unregistered Commenterdbh
how did ole fox-toup do in college i wonder?
05.3.2011 | Unregistered Commenterthusgone
Peter Alliss once said that he never knew of or heard of a gay professional golfer.

AK47: If you're talking about my namesake, you're wrong.
05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterChema
Obama is having a good week. First the Bin Laden thing, now the prospect of The Donald as Republican nominee. That re-elect is looking better and better. You just keep thinking, The Donald. That's what you're good at.

(With apologies to the Sundance Kid).
05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterV. Lind
@ Del the Funk: Much as I enjoy most aspects of this site -when we stray into politics that are not truly related to golf I find it not germane and a petty distraction from the real issues. I don't care who a player is sleeping with or if he/she is childless (Ben Hogan) or could fill a dorm with his progeny (Casper). That's all.
05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPetrillo
See for concerns about The Donald's scorekeeping.
05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterBuffett
@buffet: let's just say that's not all he cheats at.
05.3.2011 | Unregistered Commenterthusgone
@ Petrillo - honestly I'm pretty much in your camp on the "straying into politics" theme. Having said that, this specific thread addressed the topic of gay marriage so I didn't feel like it was off base to ask the question. Based on lack of discussion obviously it's not an issue of concern with this audience! But men's professional golf isn't exempt from any demographical nuance and it makes sense that....probably some real eye-openers.
05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDel the Funk
say what you want about the Donald--but anytime he's a topic on here the post totals are consistently the highest among all the threads! He's a PR machine, even with golf nerds
05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJW
Chema, I personally never believed it. In his country, it's not unusual to live with your parents into middle age (usually the first reason given by those who think him to be gay). Somewhat quaint, in fact, to do so and as we all know, nothing beats Mamma's cooking ...
05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAK47
Can't wait until The Donald starts political campaign ads in all the California and Reno golf magazines that get his advertising dollars and proclaim Trump National as the best golf course in California. What a joke these magazines are.
05.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJake
@V Lind: Right after the first Iraq war, Bush's approval was 90% and I mentioned to someone that he was a lock for reelection. I will never forget that person's response: "Way too much time for that kind of prediction, he could be peaking too early."
Yes, it is too early, Convert. But it has still been a good week for him. And you have to admit, as of now, the opposing field looks anything from moronic to demented. Where's the beef?
05.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterV. Lind
It is perfectly appropriate to examine golf in a socio-political context. Equal access for all having the desire to participate and the means or the ability to do so should be a fundamental value.
05.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterBuffett

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