Donald Trump Imagine lions eating a “very fat man” on a golf course after suggestions to build a resort in Africa, write Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa in their newly-released book, “Peril.”
Trump’s remarks came during a round of golf with Sen. Lindsey Graham (RSC) and South African golfer Gary Player at Trump International in West Palm Beach, Florida in May 2021, according to Tuesday’s book.
Trump sacked the player for being a nine-time major champion faced backlash in January His idea of a resort “in the jungles of South Africa” came, according to the book, to accept the Medal of Freedom from the then president the day after the US Capitol riots.
“What happens, Gary, when two lions look out and say, ‘You know, he’s a fat man. I’d like to eat him. Let’s eat him,’” Trump reportedly joked in response.
Player noted “fences and stuff” can keep the big cats away.
Trump, who referred to Haiti and African countries as “shithole countries” as president, was shocked, not convinced, and asked, “You mean they can’t climb a fence?”
The player suggested that golfers could find safety in the jeep. Trump was suspicious again, asking, “How do you know they won’t get into the Jeep?”
Trump’s sycophant Graham reportedly said, “I’m not going to bet my life on this.”