On Tuesday, Donald Trump took to Twitter to shoot down accusations by Samuel L. Jackson that the presidential candidate can’t be trusted … at least on the golf course.
In an interview this month with United Airlines’ Rhapsody magazine, the “The Hateful Eight” star said that he had teed off with the GOP frontrunner in the past. And when asked who was the better golfer, the actor responded, “Oh, I am for sure. I don’t cheat.”
But Trump denied that he had played golf with Jackson “to best of my knowledge” — and then added a dig about how the actor “does too many TV commercials–boring. Not a fan.”
I don’t know @SamuelLJackson, to best of my knowledge haven't played golf w/him & think he does too many TV commercials—boring. Not a fan.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2016
Trump didn’t address an additional claim by Jackson in Rhapsody that Trump made the actor a dues-paying member of one of his clubs without his knowledge.
“Last week or so, I actually got a bill from Trump National Golf Club,” Jackson said. “And I haven’t been there in four or five years, so I had my assistant call. They said it was for membership dues. And I said, ‘I’m not a member,’ and they said, ‘Yeah, you are — you have a member number.’ Apparently he’d made me a member of one of his golf clubs, and I didn’t even know it! … I’m not payin’ that!”
This isn’t the first time Trump has been accused of cheating on the golf course.
In September, The Washington Post “investigated” the matter and found that several of Trump’s Golf partners claimed The Donald isn’t exactly the most trustworthy man on the fairways.
Among the three people quoted leveling the accusations was rock musician Alice Cooper.
“The worst celebrity golf cheat? I wish I could tell you that. It would be a shocker. I played golf with Donald Trump one time. That’s all I’m going to say,” Cooper reportedly told Q magazine in 2012.
But the real estate developer denies ever playing golf with Cooper and took special offense, as he owns a number of luxury golf courses and takes pride in his golf skills.
“I’ve never played with Alice Cooper,” Trump said in response. “That’s a terrible thing to say about people, especially me.”