1. Golf Cheat
Americans are a forgiving people. They’ll forgive a guy who cheats in business or on his wife. (Trump’s been accused of both.) But will they forgive a man who cheats at golf? According to the Washington Post‘s Ben Terris, Trump is in trouble if they don’t.
Despite Trump’s allegedly having a 4 handicap and owning scores of golf courses (“the best in the world”), he plays about as straight as a corkscrew. When Alice Cooper was asked who is the worst celebrity golf cheat he’s ever played with, he responded, “I played with Donald Trump one time. That’s all I’m going to say.”
2. Needy or Greedy?
Back in the olden days of the 1980s and early ’90s, before every snarky 22-year-old with a Twitter account and a dream became a satirist, ridiculing public figures was mainly left to the professionals. And nobody did it better than Spy magazine, which treated Donald Trump like a piñata with a comb-over.
In an exhaustive survey of the late Spy‘s archive, Bloomberg’s Andre Tartar found that Spy mentioned Trump an average of 8.7 times per issue in its first 50 issues. What they called him wasn’t pretty: a well-fed condo hustler, an ugly cuff-link buff, a close-friend-free millionaire, a Forbes 400 dropout. The most frequent and hurtful insult of all was “short-fingered vulgarian.”