WASHINGTON – As President Trump closes in on his first 100 Games, political pundits, Washington insiders and presidential historians have released their analyses of how he measures up to previous presidents, with many being highly critical of his performance thus far.
“Mr. Trump has been regularly tallying scores of 130, 140, which is unthinkable for a sitting president,” said historian David Kenrow. “We haven’t seen numbers like this since the days of William Howard Taft, but it must be remembered that he was a man in very poor health.”
Washington Post columnist Melissa Hastings concurs, stating, “There’s no long game, no short game. It’s horrendous. Though he is adept at yelling at caddies, so that’s something, I suppose.”
Meanwhile, some commentators have focused on Trump’s alterations to established modes of conduct during presidential golf games. As pundit Joshua Alvarez argued, “Trump has been far more liberal in giving himself mulligans, and repeatedly told Shinzo Abe ‘You didn’t see that’ when they played together. How can the presidency ever hope to recover?”
Still others have expressed concerns over Mr. Trump’s fitness for the green, with historian Frederick Balcerzak leading the charge.
“I’m not certain he understands even the fundamentals of the game, which is frankly terrifying. I saw footage of him teeing off with a flop wedge. And this man has the nuclear codes?”
At press time, Trump was seen pulling a spare golf ball out of his pocket and dropping it on the green when he thought no one was looking.