President Trump has floated the idea of hitting the golf course with Kim Jong Un as a follow-up to their nuclear summit next week in Singapore.
According to a report from the Daily Beast, two of Trump’s administration official said that the president is considering inviting the North Korean leader to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. The report also states that Trump also has considered a leisurely activity to accompany the meetings.
“He has also discussed [possibly] golfing with Kim,” one official said.
It’s also possible the pair would tee it up as a part of next week’s nuclear talks in Singapore: the hotel on Sentosa Island at which they’re meeting is close to several courses, including the acclaimed Serapong Course at Sentosa Golf Club.
Trump’s close friend Eric Bolling – a former Fox News personality – said he would consider it a victory if the two got out on the course. “I think that would be phenomenal, I think it would be a huge foreign policy win if President Trump got Kim Jong Un on a golf course, especially if he did it at Mar-a-Lago,” Bolling said. “I think Trump would be seen as a larger-than-life, superpower president over the North Korean troublemaker. And a lot of business gets done on the golf course … I would love to see that match happen. And I would put my money on the president of the United States.”
The only way Kim might beat Trump, according to Bolling? “Unless [Kim’s] keeping his own score…and cheating.”
While Kim’s father Kim Jong Il famously (allegedly) shot a round of 38-under 34 during his golf debut, the current North Korean leader’s golf experience has been covered in less detail, although a GOLF.com report from Pyongyang did reveal that Kim has been credited with designing a miniature golf course in the North Korean capital.