During new White House flack Anthony Scaramucci’s introductory press conference, he bragged that his famously exercise-averse and bulbous boss was in fact a sports genius, capable of throwing “a dead spiral through a tire,” “swishing foul shots” in a suit, and sinking, uh, three-foot putts.
A three-foot putt isn’t that cool, especially for someone who spends so much time on the golf course. Don’t worry though. The White House’s official transcript of the briefing has set the record straight and now anyone who was confused about whether or not the president can sink long putts can rest easy. Here’s what it now shows for Scaramucci’s comments (emphasis added is mine):
But here’s what I tell you about the President. He’s the most competitive person I’ve ever met. Okay, I’ve seen this guy throw a dead spiral through a tire. I’ve seen him at Madison Square Garden with a topcoat on. He’s standing in the key and he’s hitting foul shots and swishing them, okay? He sinks 30-foot putts. I don’t see this guy as a guy that’s ever under siege. This is a very, very competitive person.
Runs in the family, I suppose.