Yesterday, President Donald Trump made an appearance at the US Women’s Open golf tournament.
The visited was joyously celebrated by fans who chanted “Make America Great Again!”
Per Daily Mail:
Donald Trump’s arrival at the US Women’s Open in New Jersey on Friday delighted spectators – but left the players themselves feeling under par.
Trump visited his Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey, where the competition was being held, and was greeted with chants of ‘Make America Great Again’ from his thrilled fans.
The visit sent the crowd into an uproar, which may have affected the players:
Trump arrived during play on the 15th hole, as Lexi Thompson, the highest-ranked US women’s player and third best in the world, was preparing to hit the ball.
Thompson herself didn’t realize until she noticed that the crowds had all turned their back on her to gaze at Trump as he peered out from a viewing room close to the 14th, 15th and 16th holes.
But the president himself was watching her – and even though she’s been known to play a round or two against him before, Thompson lost her nerve under the pressure.
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‘I didn’t have the best shot in front of him,’ said Thompson, who hurried her chip and is now seven shots behind the second-round leader, Shanshan Feng.
Trump probably loved hearing the crowd chanting the four words of his campaign slogan:
Video shows the crowds shouting ‘Make America Great Again!’ and ‘Mr President!’
‘Guys, we still have play going on, folks, all right?’ a staff member says from off-camera – to little effect.
Although “a little distracting,” one player said “it’s pretty cool” that Trump visited:
The noise was not ideal for American Lauren Stephenson, a 20-year-old amateur who is at even par through 36 holes.
‘It was definitely a little distracting,’ she said. ‘We had a lot of people yelling and just a lot of movement, but it’s pretty cool to be in the presence of the president, so I guess he gets a pass.’