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Donald Trump Tells His Supporters That Sanders Will Cancel Golf

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Just about everything Trump has said is outrageous to some degree, and although the attention is primarily paid to his racist and bigoted statements, Trump has said some equally insane things that have just been overshadowed.

For instance, he made his most recent insane statement during a campaign rally when he claimed electing Bernie Sanders would somehow end the game of golf.

Over par

Trump made this outrageous claim while speaking at a campaign rally in Hilton Head, North Carolina. He told his audience they needed to be progressive in their thinking by which he means smart, since saying smart is just too obvious. Not progressive like those mean old progressives who want to treat black people and women like human beings:

We have to be progressive in our thinking. When I say progressive I mean like smart. Im not talking progressive like a Bernie Sanders would say.

This guy wants to tax you think of it this guy wants to raise your taxes to 90 percent. No, no, think. Youll have to move out I love this area by the way, Ive been here many times. Great golfing area, right? We love it. No more golf no more golf. You wont have any golf any more. You wont have any money left to be golfing.

I love the non-sequitur into golfing; it comes out of the blue or perhaps, out of the green. Its telling that Trump would reach for this sport first instead of a hollowed American institution beyond any reproach gifted to us by Jesus himself like, say, college concussion ball.

Its also funny he would reach for the sport the right-wing slammed Obama so viciously for playing once upon a time, but well just ignore that for now.

Golf is stereotyped as a sport for the rich, often times for a reason top-of-the-line irons can run roughly $1,200, and thats without the other clubs, like the driver, or the balls. I know people working three part-time jobs who make about as much money a month. And while its possible to play cheaper, a full set of clubs can run anywhere from $200 to $400. For many people, $400 isnt even enough to make rent for the month.

Most people dont have the money to golf now. Its a game for the well-off.

Its not the first time Trump has claimed this, either. He accused Sanders of wanting to raise taxes to 90% last October and PolitiFact rated it then as Pants on Fire. According to the website, Sanders has never explicitly proposed a 90 percent tax rate for billionaires, let alone applying that rate across the board.

Lets do a little math, and pretend Sanders does want a tax rate of 90% on billionaires. Lets say, for sake of simplicity, you make one billion dollars a year, thereby making you a billionaire. Thats $1,000,000,000, or one thousand million. At a tax rate of 90%, Uncle Sam gets nine-hundred million, and you keep one hundred million dollars. I cant even imagine $100,000,000.

I do know one thing, though: thats more than enough to afford a set of golf clubs. Hell, thats probably enough to afford the golf course.

Watch the video below:

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    Thamiel Rosenkreuz

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