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Trump's golfing gay marriagemisfire

A bankrupt man touted to be in the running for the next President of the United States of America has made one of the strangest statements against gay marriage we’ve heard so far.

Asked about equal marriage rights by the New York Times, Donald Trump, 64, compared the issue to the seemingly complicated problem of choosing golf clubs:

“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.”

Say what? Trump’s previous negative statements against marriage equality, and even Civil Union-style schemes, have angered gay media watchdog the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), who urged LGBTI Americans to boycott his businesses.

“Fair-minded people should think twice about supporting a businessman who courts our dollars but advocates denying gay and lesbian couples protections that all families need to take care of each other,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios last week.

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Travis de Jonk

Travis de Jonk said on the 4th May, 2011

Golf metaphors!? I knew he was a lesbian!

Light-Bearer

Light-Bearer said on the 4th May, 2011

She hasn't been the same since Rosie O'Donnell dumped her

Ben Royal

Ben Royal said on the 4th May, 2011

all these conservative politicians all say they have 'so many wonderful gay friends'

mark_

mark_ said on the 4th May, 2011

Golfing is the silliest of pastimes. But what he's saying that these new long putters mean that men no longer stick out their butts as though they're asking to be rodgered. He prefers to use the traditional short putters.

LordoftheAvenue

LordoftheAvenue said on the 4th May, 2011

I never thought of it that way, gay marriage is exactly like golf. Allow gay marriage, and it becomes easier for us to sink our balls into holes on the neatly trimmed fairway?

Gloomis666

Gloomis666 said on the 4th May, 2011


The man has lost credibility and he never had any, a fucking joke, it just goes to show how powerful popular media can be to make us think that this guy is someone, even though he has been appearing in second rate tv shows for decades as some kind of ego trip.

Barrin

Barrin said on the 4th May, 2011

I was trying to find this on Youtube but seems it might be an urban myth. Apparently a famous golfer - Jack Nicklaus or Arnold Palmer - on Johnny Carson's show was asked "Do you do anything for luck before a game?" to which the answer was "My wife always takes out my balls and kisses them."

Phazz

Phazz said on the 4th May, 2011

Trump is bankrupt both morally and financially. He is the perfect person to lead the Republicans to a second sequential loss in 2012..

Brightside05

Brightside05 said on the 4th May, 2011



The holes are located on the green.

Spooky

Spooky said on the 4th May, 2011

Free hairspray for everyone!

badamj2000

badamj2000 said on the 4th May, 2011



Whom was it who said that" golf ruins a a good walk "? Was it Oscar.

flounder

flounder said on the 5th May, 2011

Reminds me of the lesbian couple playing golf and one of them falls and breaks an ankle, the other rings a doctor who asked "where is she injured" the reply is between the first and second hole, to which the doctor replys "fuck you dont give me much room to play with" :D

leverarchfile

leverarchfile said on the 5th May, 2011



hey bad

I beleive it was Mark Twain

leverarchfile

leverarchfile said on the 5th May, 2011

oh and yes Donlad Trump is an enormous twat

Light-Bearer

Light-Bearer said on the 5th May, 2011



It was Carson I believe. From Queer Eye.

In actual fact it's an old joke. I don't believe the story is true.

Tosca

Tosca said on the 6th May, 2011

i used to watch queer eye for the straight guy.
i didnt even realise the guys that did the makeovers were gay.
then again, i was maybe 10?
i loved that show. where did it gooo?

badamj2000

badamj2000 said on the 6th May, 2011

Im sorry Flounder, but Im not familiar with sporting humour :)

Except perhaps for classsical "whom may possibly be on the first plate... [etc and so forth]"

Mr Trump has lovely hair for a bald person.

badamj2000

badamj2000 said on the 6th May, 2011

i used to watch queer eye for the straight guy.
i didnt even realise the guys that did the makeovers were gay.
then again, i was maybe 10?
i loved that show. where did it gooo?
Im sorry , but shouln't baby-lesbians be watching Sports and stealing cars? :)

badamj2000

badamj2000 said on the 6th May, 2011

hey bad

I beleive it was Mark Twain
Was it? I knew it was nautical in someway :) Ta love

Unknown_101

Unknown_101 said on the 6th May, 2011

oh god.... he is going with the "but some of my friends are gay" how many of those gay guys/girls will admit to being his friend...more likely they just know him and tolerate him.

crazzymikey

crazzymikey said on the 6th May, 2011

another nut case with too much money

chad_74

chad_74 said on the 6th May, 2011

Donald doesnt give a shit about his image,
he says out loud what Obama thinks.

mkiel

mkiel said on the 8th May, 2011

The US gave us Reagan