Barack Obama refuses to play in Presidents Cup tournament; insinuates Trump will cheat

Barack Obama refuses to play in Presidents Cup tournament; insinuates Trump will cheat

- While Barack Obama complimented Donald Trump for his "great" skills in playing golf he however, said he was not looking forward to playing with him in the near future

- The 44th US president argued the Republican had a problem with scoring and keeping track of his strokes

- In November, Trump was spotted playing golf as the world celebrated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' presidential win

Former United States president Barack Obama has refused to take part in the President's cup tournament and insinuated Republican leader Donald Trump will cheat.

Barack Obama refuses to play in Presidents Cup tournament, insinuates Trump will cheat
Barack Obama playing golf in the past. Photo: Getty Images.
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While the Democratic Party member complimented the 45th US president for his "great" skills in playing golf he however, said he was not looking forward to playing with him in the near future.

While speaking on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday, November 30, Obama argued Trump had a problem with scoring and keeping track of his strokes, the Independent reported.

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"Listen from what I understand he's actually a pretty good golfer, Obama said before adding: "I understand that shockingly enough, there are sometimes he has problems with the scoring and whether he's keeping track of his strokes."

According to People.com, Trump, 74, reportedly occasionally cheats while playing the sport and at one time even unfairly did so during a round with popular golfer Tiger Woods.

Trump owns 17 golf courses across the US and frequently visits them to play in his free time.

In November, the Republican was spotted playing golf as the world celebrated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' presidential win.

Trump is a huge fan of golf and has been criticised severally for playing the sport during his tenure in office.

Before he was elected the president of the powerful nation, Trump repeatedly attacked Obama for palying golf in office instead of working for Americans.

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In 2014 when there was Ebola outbreak in the US, Trump tweeted:

"President Obama has a major meeting on the NYC Ebola outbreak, with people flying in from all over the country, but decided to play golf!"

YEN.com.gh had reported Democrat Biden was the projected winner of the US presidential election which was held on Tuesday, November 4.

Trump still insists the election was marred with fraud but had accepted the commencement of the transition process even though he maintained he would continue fighting.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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