TrumpOctober 11, 2016

According to Donald Trump, Ben Roethlisberger once killed a tree with his golf ball

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Presidential nominee Donald Trump has made some outlandish remarks during his campaign. His latest story, one involving golf and Ben Roethlisberger, ranks right up there in unbelievability.

In a campaign stop in Ambridge, Pa., the 70-year-old Trump emerged to the crowd waving the Pittsburgh Steelers' "Terrible Towel." He doubled-down on cajoling the audience, enlightening them about a time he had with their quarterback on a golf course.

"He once hit a shot that went dead right into a tree. It was a massive tree like this. The ball hit the tree so hard I swear I said, ‘Ben, within two years, that tree is gonna be dead,’" Trump stated. "And you know what? Two years later, I should say this because we have — have a lot of tree lovers here. But two years later, that tree was dead. He is a strong guy and he’s a good guy too. Big Ben.”

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TURNBURRY, SCOTLAND - JUNE 08: Donald Trump visits Turnberry Golf Club, after its $10 Million refurbishment on June 8, 2015 in Turnberry, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Now, Roethlisberger is one of the biggest, toughest forces under center in football, and boasts a stellar golf game, once participating in Golf Digest's U.S. Open Challenge. Conversely, from our experience, trunks can withstand a high velocity of abuse from hackers. Hell, we doubt Paul Bunyan could take down a tree in this manner.

Given that Roethlisberger himself didn't endorse Trump this summer, maybe we take this with a grain of salt.

Then again, if Roethlisberger navigated Bethpage without harm, anything is possible.


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