The Donald don’t get no U.S. Open respect!

trumpinusatoday.jpgIs it just me, or is Trump beginning to resemble Rodney Dangerfield, circa “Caddyshackâ€?? As if his bombastic pronouncements and semi-regular feuds weren’t enough, the front page of today’s USA Today practically screams out, “No resepect, I tell ya, I don’t get no respect.â€?

The story is about Donald’s quest to land a U.S. Open (or other marquee golf tournament) at his course in Bedminster, NJ — nicknamed “Trumpminster� by Sports Illustrated. Putting aside for a second the obvious favoritism he’s showing, promoting his Jersey course instead of Trump National in Briarcliff, the article was fairly interesting from a golf development standpoint. And I couldn’t help finding it cool that Trump started playing in Philly, at the public Cobb’s Creek course, a set of links deep in the heart of sketchy West Philly where I used to play. So while he may be crass and every bit as obnoxious as Dangerfield, it’s weirdly comforting to find out that the billionaire learned to golf at my favorite ghetto course.

“The Donald wants to host a U.S. Open” [USA Today]

Ted Mann

Ted Mann aspires to join Stephen Baldwin’s Breakthrough Ministry, more commonly known as “skateboarding for the savior." Before becoming a Senior Editor at InTown, he worked at The Atlantic Monthly, the Philadelphia City Paper, and the University of Pennsylvania Press. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The New York Press, and The Pennsylvania Gazette.