Trump Once Called Members of His Golf Club 'Spoiled, Rich Jewish Guys'

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Donald Trump driving a golf cart at a course he owns in Aberdeen, Scotland, in June.
Donald Trump driving a golf cart at a course he owns in Aberdeen, Scotland, in June.Credit: Bloomberg

In 2010-2011, the Golf Channel aired a program titled "Donald J. Trump's Fabulous World of Golf," in which not even the Jewish golfers escaped the billionaire's humor.

One episode of note was unearthed by a Mother Jones column, The Trump Files, which provides "a daily dose of telling episodes, strange-but-true stories, or curious scenes from the life of GOP nominee Donald Trump." 

In the episode, Trump welcomed a camera crew from the network to his Trump National Golf Club Philadelphia, shortly after he had purchased and refurbished it.

The Golf Channel followed Trump as he played a round with three other golfers and chatted with the new members he encountered. "Oh, so you're a Trump guy then, huh?" he asked one man, who said yes, he had joined the club after Trump had taken over.

"Those are the guys I like the best, the ones that joined recently," Trump told a companion in his golf cart. "Because those guys are Trump fans, you know."

Trump explained that he liked "to have fun on the course," which he described as "sort of razzing" his golfing partners.

At one point he stopped to chat and brag with a couple playing a round. "You got some place here, I'll tell you," one of the golfers said.

Trump pointed to one of his golfing partners and said, "Even these spoiled, rich Jewish guys, they can't believe how good this is, you know?"

Unsurprisingly, Trump won the round. The Golf Channel even made sure to document a member of the foursome reading off the scores. He finished up with Trump's winning 72.

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