Funk joined his father, PGA Tour veteran Fred Funk, for a round with the president on New Year’s Day at Trump International Golf Club in unincorporated West Palm Beach.
The video included some clips of Trump teeing off, putting and offering some advice on how to play one of the holes at Trump International. It wasn’t immediately clear why the video was pulled.
“One of the biggest honors of my life. Mr. President was so real, thoughtful, fun, engaging, and just an overall great guy! and a pretty good golfer! He shot 36 on the front 9!” the younger Funk wrote on YouTube.
The Funks discussed the round on CNN this morning, with Taylor Funk saying the president shot a “legit 36” on the front nine and was “decent” but didn’t do as well on the back nine.
“He’s definitely a lot better than I thought he was going to be. He’s a good player. He’s a lot of fun to play with and he’s very engaging and I don’t have a bad thing to say about our round. It was amazing,” Taylor Funk said.
In addition to the Funks, Trump during his latest trip played with with professional golfers Daniel Berger, Jim Herman and Justin Thomas on Dec. 23 and PGA Tour member Bryson DeChambeau and former professional golfer Dana Quigley on Dec. 26.
Just left West Palm Beach Fire & Rescue #2. Met with great men and women as representatives of those who do so much for all of us. Firefighters, paramedics, first responders – what amazing people they are!
“Just left West Palm Beach Fire & Rescue #2. Met with great men and women as representatives of those who do so much for all of us. Firefighters, paramedics, first responders – what amazing people they are!” Trump told Twitter followers.
Here’s a transcript from the White House of the president’s remarks while he was at the station:
THE PRESIDENT: How’s the media? Good? Everyone good? These are great people. These are great people.
I just want to thank everybody for the fantastic job you’ve done and are doing. What you do, in terms of paramedics and fire and all of the other things you do that people don’t appreciate like they should. But we appreciate it. And we’re giving you a lot of equipment. We’re giving you a lot of help. You know, we’ve opened it up.
So, again, thank you very much. Fantastic job. (Inaudible.) Okay? (Inaudible.) This is real power over here, right? (Laughter.) This is real power. Any questions? Go ahead?
THE PRESIDENT: Things are going great. That’s the kind of question we like. (Laughter.)
I think our country is doing well. We’re setting records with stocks. How are your 401(k)s doing, pretty well?
THE PRESIDENT: It’s doing well, right? They’re all doing well. The 401(k)s doing well, the stocks are doing well, a lot of companies coming back into this country. And they’re coming back into the country that we love, which is what we care about, and then even before the tax cut.
And I tell you, that tax cut bill is something with what’s it’s kicking in. Literally we know when the big companies — AT&T, Comcast, so many others, Wells Fargo — they’re giving thousands of dollars to their employees. And nobody saw that happening right away, but that happened early. And now what’s happening is many other companies are following suit.
So the country is really — you have a big, big beautiful ship that we’re turning around. And a lot of good things are happening. You know with the military, we’re rebuilding our military. It was depleted. You guys were a little bit depleted too.
We’re giving you — and particularly the police, we’re giving them military equipment, which was taken away by the previous administration. You know all about that. And now you’re getting the military equipment. They didn’t want them to use the military equipment. Somebody will explain why. But now you have the best military equipment, and you’re able to use it for the police force.
But I want to thank the job you do medically and with the paramedics — the job you do with the fire has been incredible. So they said, would you like to come over here and say hello? Some of you I’ve met, many of you down in Palm Beach.
But you do a fantastic job, so we just wanted to thank you very much. Really fantastic people. And hopefully with the media surrounding us, they’ll understand exactly what’s happening because we want to give these people credit for the great job they do.
So thank you all very much. We appreciate it. Now I’ll go back to Palm Beach, and you go back and also watch yourselves on television, huh? (Laughter.) We created some stars in here, Chief. You know that, right?
Chief, you have any questions?
CHIEF DONATTO: Yeah, you know the House and the Senate, at record levels, passed the SAFER and Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. And that should be coming to you soon (inaudible). In your opinion, is that a good thing?
THE PRESIDENT: Well they just passed it, and it’s coming to me, and it’s a good thing. And you like it, right?
CHIEF DONATTO: We love it. And we just appreciate —
THE PRESIDENT: You know, one of the things that people don’t understand, we have signed more legislation than anybody — we broke the record of Harry Truman. And they were saying, if we get this big tax break — because that’s the legislation of all legislation, that’s the biggest there is.
And that included ANWR, as you know. And it included the repeal of the individual mandate, which is a disaster. That’s where you have the privilege of paying a lot of money so that you don’t have to buy health insurance. All right? The most unpopular thing, which most people thought should have been unconstitutional. But we repealed it. And we got ANWR, which is going to be one of the great drilling sites of the world — great oil reserves.
But we have a lot of things. But we had a lot of legislation passed. And here’s an example of something that soon will be passed and signed. So yeah, we’re going to take care of it. I know you folks have been fighting for that for a long time.
We had a lot of legislation pass. They were saying that if we got this one done, we would have succeeded with legislation. But I believe we have — and you’ll have to ask those folks, but I think they know the real answer — We have more legislation passed, including the record — was Harry Truman. That’s a long time ago. And we broke that record. So we have a lot done.
In addition, we have a lot of executive orders. We’ve gotten a lot of the rules and regulations. You people suffered from that to a certain extent, too, in all fairness. But a lot of the regulations were voided. And now you can go back to work and do your jobs. In the case of builders, in the case of farmers, and so many others, they can now go back and do their jobs.
So we have the all-time record for stopping ridiculous regulations, and we’re very proud of that record. That’s one of the reasons the stock market has done, you know, at a record level. It’s a record level. We broke it 84 times this year. The stock market hit a new high 84 times since we won the election on November 8th of last year.
So that’s something we can all be proud of. And that makes you all very smart. Then your families say, “Boy, you’re a great investor.” Right? (Laughter.) When you have big numbers go up and your stocks go up and everything else. You know when the stock market goes up that affects everybody, not just — you know you think of the rich, you think of the big — the fact is it affects everybody because people own stocks, whether it’s in 401(k)s or otherwise. So it’s really been great.
Yeah, we’ll get that signed. It will to be signed. I know it will.
PARTICIPANT: We actually have 15 of those brave (inaudible) firefighters from last year’s (inaudible).
THE PRESIDENT: Oh good. We have 15 of them. You know who we’re talking about here? Come on over here. Come on over. That’s great. (Applause.)
I better sign it. Now I have no choice, right? (Laughter.)
You love this stuff, right? Huh? That’s good.
Congratulations. I’ll go back and sign fast, okay? (Laughter.)
So, again, continue doing what you do better than anybody in the world. We appreciate it a lot. And the safety and the lives that you save — incredible. Chief, thank you. And, Chiefs, thank you. Appreciate it. Thank you. Thank you. (Applause.)
Trump is expected to return to Palm Beach on Friday and remain through New Year’s Day.
Most of the FEMA money — nearly $3.3 million — will go to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the lead local agency in assisting the U.S. Secret Service during presidential visits. Another $71,270 goes to the town of Palm Beach Police Department and $63,164 goes to the West Palm Beach Police Department.
FEMA announced the latest reimbursements on Wednesday. Aside from the Florida money, FEMA approved a $36.4 million reimbursement to the New York Police Department for its costs when the president and first lady Melania Trump were in Trump Tower in New York City.
Another $945,709 was approved for law enforcement agencies in New Jersey, where Trump has a golf club.
Quiz answers: In the above photos of Trump’s four trips to Trump International by acclaimed Palm Beach Post lensman Greg Lovett, Wednesday’s visit is top left, Saturday’s is top right, today’s is bottom left and Thursday’s is bottom right.
PALM BEACH — President Donald Trump began his day with a pair of tweets promoting Republican Roy Moore in the upcoming Alabama Senate election — without mentioning the name of the GOP nominee who’s been accused of sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl and making overtures to other teenagers in the 1970s.
Trump is wrapping up a five-day Thanksgiving trip to his Mar-a-Lago estate. He’s visiting his Trump International Golf Club in unincorporated West Palm Beach this morning — the fifth consecutive day he’s been there or his Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter.
“The last thing we need in Alabama and the U.S. Senate is a Schumer/Pelosi puppet who is WEAK on Crime, WEAK on the Border, Bad for our Military and our great Vets, Bad for our 2nd Amendment, AND WANTS TO RAISES TAXES TO THE SKY. Jones would be a disaster!” Trump tweeted at 8:52 a.m., shortly before leaving Mar-a-Lago for the golf course.
The last thing we need in Alabama and the U.S. Senate is a Schumer/Pelosi puppet who is WEAK on Crime, WEAK on the Border, Bad for our Military and our great Vets, Bad for our 2nd Amendment, AND WANTS TO RAISES TAXES TO THE SKY. Jones would be a disaster!
“Jones” is Democratic nominee Doug Jones, who’s trying to become the first Democratic senator in deep-red Alabama since Howell Heflin left office in 1997. The special election is Dec. 12.
Moments after the presidential motorcade arrived at the golf club, Trump tweeted about the Alabama race again.
“I endorsed Luther Strange in the Alabama Primary. He shot way up in the polls but it wasn’t enough. Can’t let Schumer/Pelosi win this race. Liberal Jones would be BAD!” Trump tweeted.
Moore defeated Strange in a special GOP primary in September. He was considered a lock to keep the seat for Republicans until The Washington Post reported that four women said Moore pursued them when they were teenagers and Moore was in his 30s in the 1970s. Moore has denied any inappropriate conduct.
“Roy Moore denies it. And, by the way, he gives a total denial. And I do have to say, 40 years is a long time,” Trump told reporters on Tuesday in Washington before heading to Palm Beach.
Other famous names to join Trump on the golf course since he became president include: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (at Trump International and in Japan); Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins; future NFL Hall of Famer and Nationwide Insurance pitchman Peyton Manning; professional golfers Ernie Els and Rory McIlroy; and U.S. Sens. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, and Bob Corker, R-Tennessee.
President Donald Trump, beginning his third full day at his Mar-a-Lago estate this morning, made a rare revelation on Twitter.
Trump and the White House are usually secretive about whether he’s playing golf or who he’s playing with. But today, the president announced he’ll be playing golf “quickly” with Jupiter Island resident Tiger Woods and PGA star Dustin Johnson.
After Turkey call I will be heading over to Trump National Golf Club, Jupiter, to play golf (quickly) with Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson. Then back to Mar-a-Lago for talks on bringing even more jobs and companies back to the USA!
Trump and Woods played golf last December at Trump International while Trump was president-elect. Since becoming president, Trump’s golf partners have included Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, future NFL Hall of Famer Peyton Manning and professional golfers Ernie Els and Rory McIlroy. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee have also joined Trump on the links.
PALM BEACH — President Donald Trump, visiting his Mar-a-Lago estate for the first time since April, was briefed early this morning on a Navy air crash into the sea near Japan and fired off some pre-sunrise tweets blasting UCLA basketball dad LaVar Ball and NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.
Trump took to Twitter at 5:25 a.m. to blast Ball, the father of one of three UCLA basketball players who were detained in China for shoplifting while Trump was visiting Asia. Ball has refused to thank the president for helping obtain the players’ release.
“It wasn’t the White House, it wasn’t the State Department, it wasn’t father LaVar’s so-called people on the ground in China that got his son out of a long term prison sentence – IT WAS ME,” the president tweeted this morning.
It wasn’t the White House, it wasn’t the State Department, it wasn’t father LaVar’s so-called people on the ground in China that got his son out of a long term prison sentence – IT WAS ME. Too bad! LaVar is just a poor man’s version of Don King, but without the hair. Just think..
“Too bad! LaVar is just a poor man’s version of Don King, but without the hair. Just think…..LaVar, you could have spent the next 5 to 10 years during Thanksgiving with your son in China, but no NBA contract to support you. But remember LaVar, shoplifting is NOT a little thing. It’s a really big deal, especially in China. Ungrateful fool!”
He then took aim at the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell, saying a proposal to keep players in the locker room during the national anthem is “almost as bad as kneeling! When will the highly paid Commissioner finally get tough and smart?”
The NFL is now thinking about a new idea – keeping teams in the Locker Room during the National Anthem next season. That’s almost as bad as kneeling! When will the highly paid Commissioner finally get tough and smart? This issue is killing your league!…..
PALM BEACH — President Donald Trump is expected to return to Mar-a-Lago this week to kick off another season of golfing and governing.
The 2017-18 Winter White House season will look different from the 2016-17 version — from a new, post-Charlottesville mix of charities renting the Mar-a-Lago ballroom to new staging areas for pro- and anti-Trump demonstrators who used to gather on Bingham Island.
Twenty-one charities have cancelled fundraising events at President Donald Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, most of them in protest of Trump’s equivocal response to the deadly August white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.
But Mar-a-Lago will hardly be a ghost town in the upcoming season, says ace Palm Beach Post reporter Alexandra Clough. Private events and other charities have filled the vacuum.
“All I can tell you is we are really doing fine. It will be a good season,” said Bernd Lembcke, Mar-a-Lago’s general manager.
Trump spent about three weeks at Mar-a-Lago between his 2016 election victory and his inauguration, then made seven trips there between February and April as president. He often dropped in on events at the club. The White House hasn’t said when Trump plans to return, but he’s expected to resume regular visits during the 2017-18 social season.