Book: Commander In Cheat

The book Commander In Cheat is an outrageous indictment of Donald Trump’s appalling behavior when it comes to golf on and off the green-and what it reveals about his character.Commander In Cheat 2

New York Times Bestseller

“Reilly pokes more holes in Trump’s claims that there are sand traps on all of his courses combined. It is by turns amusing and alarming.” -The New Yorker-

“Golf is the spine of this shocking, wildly humorous book, but humanity is its flesh and spirit.” -Chicago Sun Times-

“Every on of Trump’s most disgusting qualities surfaces in golf.” -The Ringer-

Donald Trump Loves Golf

Trump GolfingTrump loves to play golf, buy it, build it, and operate it. He owns 14 courses around the world and runs another five, all of which he insists are the best on the planet. He also claims he’s a 3 handicap, almost never loses, and has won an astonishing 18 club championships.

How much of all that is true? Almost none of it, acclaimed sportswriter Rick Reilly reveals in this unsparing look at Trump in the world of golf.

Who Is Rick Reilly

Rick Reilly
Rick Reilly (Author)

Rick Reilly was born Feb. 3,1958, he is an American sportswriter. Long known for being the “back page” columnist for Sports Illustrated, Reilly moved to ESPN on June 1,2008, where he was a featured columnist for and wrote the back page column for ESPN the magazine. Reilly hosted ESPN (Homecoming with Rick Reilly), an interview show, and he is a contributing essayist for ESPN-Sporst Center and ABC Sports.

Reilly’s Own Experience With Trump

Based On Reilly’s own experience with Trump as well as interviews with over 100 golf Pros, amateurs, developers, and caddies, Commander In Cheat is a startling and at times hilarious indictment of Trump and his golf game. You’ll learn how Trump cheats (sometimes with the help of his caddies and secret service agents), lies about his scores (The “Trump Bump”) tells whoppers about the rank of his courses and their worth (declaring that every one of them is worth $50 million), and tramples the etiquette of the game (driving on greens doesn’t help). Trump doesn’t brag so much, though, about the golf contractors he stiffs, the course neighbors he intimidates, or the way his golf decisions wind up infecting his political ones.Trump putting

Here is a list of other Rick Reilly Books:

  • Who’s Your Caddy?
  • Missing Links
  • Tiger, Meet My Sister
  • The Life Of Reilly
  • Sports From Hell
  • Slo Mo
  • Shanks For Nothing
  • Hate Mail From Cheerleaders

How Golf Explains Trump-The Big Lie

Reilly writes in the thirty years I’ve known Donald Trump, I never believed anything he said, but the wink-wink of it was that I never thought he believed any of it either. He was like your crazy uncle at Thanksgiving who sits in the living room telling the kids whoppers about punching Sinatra while the parents all roll their eyes in the kitchen. He was a fun, full-of-it fabulist.

“One time, for instance I was in his office in Trump Tower. He pulled a yellow laminated card out of his wallet and slapped it down on Trump Golfing2his massive desk, like a fourth ace. Trump states: ‘Look at that!’ The card read: Bearer Eats Free at Any McDonalds Worldwide. ‘It’s only me, Mother Teresa, and Michael Jordan!’ he crowed.”

“So I knew the whole running for president thing had to have an angle. There’s always an angle. The trick was figuring out what it was.”

Trump asked Reilly: “When are you going to write about ME?” Ahh there it was, Reilly states that Trump told him that he was Trump’s favorite sport’s writer.


A Round Of Golf With Trump

“When the day came, Trump didn’t have anyone to play with, so he announced that I wouldn’t be caddying for him, I’d be playing with him. Okay you take what you can get. We played his Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, New York, and it was like spending the days in a hyperbole hurricane.”

“Trump didn’t just lie non-stop about himself that day. He lied non-stop about ME. He’d go up to some member and say. ‘This is Rick, He’s the president of Sports Illustrated.’ The guy would reach out to shake my hesitant hand, but by the then Trump had dragged me forward to the next member, or secretary, or Chef. ‘This is Rick. He publishes Sports Illustrated.’ Before I could object he’d go, and ‘this is Chef. He was voted Best Hamburger Chef in the world!’ And the poor chef would look at me and shake his head with a helpless ‘no’, same as me.”Golfing

“When we were gone, I finally said Donald why are you lying about me? Trump said ‘sounds better.”

Sounding better is Trumop’s M.O. It colors everything he says and does. The truth means nothing to Trump. It’s all about how it sounds, how it looks, and the fact-checkers can go run a 100-yard dash in a 50-yard gym.

“A friend of mine had dinner with Trump and his wife, Melania, in 2015, when this whole presidential thing was starting to simmer. The husbands and wives had veering off into separate conversations. The wife said: ‘You have a lovely accent Melania, where are you from?’ ‘Slovenia,’ Melania said. Trump in mid-sentence turned to her and interjected ‘Say Austria, it sounds better.”

Golf Match? Trump tweeted, “I’ve won 18 Club Championships, including this weekend, @mcuban swings like a little girl with no power or talent. Mark’s a loser.” This was March 19,2016-and fact-checked, big lie.

In Conclusion

For Trump, it’s always about winning. To do it, he uses the tricks he picked up from the hustlers at the public course where he learned the game as a college kid, and then polished as one of the most bombastic businessmen of our time. As, Reilly writes “Golf is like bicycle shorts. It reveals a lot about a man.” Commander In Cheat”, paints a side-splitting portrait of a congenital cheater, revealing all kinds of unsightly truths Trump has been hiding.

If you want to get the truth from a man who has known Donald Trump for 30 years, and has first-hand information about his character, and cheating, with numerous serial lies, this book is one that should be read.

Commander In Cheat 1If you have any questions, or want to leave a comment, please do below and I will get back with you as soon as I can.  Get It Here: Commander In Cheat

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4 thoughts on “Book: Commander In Cheat”

  1. Hello, I really want to first appreciate your effort in putting this great website together and writing this article. Sometimes in life, in other to win, we have to bring up some tricks off our sleeves to do the magic but when it becomes a habit, people start seeing you as a cheat. The comparison of Donald is a spectacular case. Thanks for this great post

    1. Thank you Benny for your comment, I believe once a cheater always a cheater, may it be in golf or in life, or as the president of the United States of America.

  2. Thank you bobbi for these great review about the book  of commander in cheat is a nice book we got to know more about Donald Trump in life about is golf sport spirt and also getting to know rick reilly the amazing American writer who interviewed Donald Trump and getting to know how Donald cheat on golf was amazing thank you bobbi

    1. Thank you Smoochi for your comment, it is always good to know who is in the White House and to get a look at the man behind all the smoking mirrors. Cheating at golf is the worst, I have been a golfer for years and have met a couple of people like Trump who cheat on their scores and who brag about how good they golf, unbelievable, just shows us who this guy really is in life, serial liar and cheat.

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