Trump didn’t want to build a golf course in Africa because he feared being eaten by lions, telling South African golfer Gary Player: ‘What happens when two lions look out and say “I’d like to eat him” ‘
- Trump rejected idea of a golf resort in Africa over fears a lion would eat him
- New book, Peril, claims Gary Player suggested the idea while they were golfing
- Former President joked the lions would be able to climb over fences into resort
Donald Trump rejected the idea of constructing a golf course in Africa over fears he would be eaten by a lion, a new book claims.
The bizarre revelation was laid bare in an extract from the book Peril, by reporters Robert Costa and Bob Woodward, reported by Raw Story.
The highly anticipated book, which was released yesterday, focuses on Trump’s final days in the White House as he struggled to hold onto power as well as his post-Presidential life.
Donald Trump (left) rejected the idea of constructing a golf course in Africa, proposed by 85-year-old South African golfer Gary Player (right) over fears he would be eaten by a lion, a new book claims
The bizarre revelation was laid bare in an extract from the book Peril, by reporters Robert Costa and Bob Woodward
One incident outlined in the new book, involves a conversation the former President had with Senator Lindsey Graham and 85-year-old South African golfer Gary Player.
All three were playing golf together, with Player attempting to help Trump’s playing style, while Senator Graham was attempting to secure Trump’s continued loyalty to the Republican party.
The book claims that during the session, Player suggested to the former President that he should construct a new golf resort in Africa.
However, Trump quickly shot down the proposal over fears he would get eaten by lions.
Trump reportedly said: ‘What happens, Gary, when two lions look out and say, ‘You know, that’s a pretty thick guy. I’d like to eat him. Let’s go eat him,’ ‘.
After Player explained the lions could be kept at bay by fences, Trump joked back: ‘You mean they can’t climb over a fence? If you get in a Jeep, they won’t come into the Jeep.’
It comes after another excerpt from the book claimed Senator Graham told Trump this summer that he ‘f****d your presidency up’ with the false claims he lost the election due to mass voter fraud.
Trump, in response, hung up on Graham, his on-again, off-again ally on Capitol Hill.
In January, Trump’s last White House chief of staff Mark Meadows tried to convince Graham and fellow conservative Senator Mike Lee that Trump really won the election.
Lindsey Graham told Donald Trump this summer that he ‘f****d your presidency up’ with the false claims he lost the election due to mass voter fraud, a new book has claimed
Graham demanded more details and hard evidence if the White House wanted him and Lee to launch a Senate investigation of the election, according to Bob Woodward and Robert Costa’s new book Peril, out September 21.
Graham and Lee both got briefings on the claims being made by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, but Graham slammed the claims, saying they were suitable for ‘third grade,’ according to excerpts of the book published by The Washington Post.
Both senators ultimately voted to certify the election results. Graham denounced Trump on the Senate floor in the wake of the January 6th insurrection, which attempted to stop the certification.
‘Trump and I, we’ve had a hell of a journey. I hate it to end this way. Oh my God, I hate it. From my point of view he’s been been a consequential president. But today, first thing you’ll see. All I can say, is count me out, enough is enough,’ Graham at the time.
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