Presidential CandidatesJanuary 3, 2016

No more golf if Bernie Sanders is elected, according to Donald Trump

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Donald Trump is no stranger to farcical decrees. However, the presidential candidate's recent comments regarding the future of golf -- or rather, a future without golf -- are downright absurd.

Speaking at a rally in Hilton Head, S.C., Trump warned supporters about the dire consequences if Democrat Bernie Sanders wins the White House:

"This guy wants to tax you -- think of it -- this guy wants to raise your taxes to 90 percent. No, no, think. You'll have to move out -- I love this area by the way, I've been here many times. Great golfing area, right? We love it. No more golf -- no more golf. You won't have any golf any more. You won't have any money left to be golfing."

I can't believe it. Not that Trump would attempt to strike fear with the threat of taxes; candidates do that all the time. Or that Trump would use golf in his campaign; he recently ripped President Obama for "playing more golf than Tiger Woods," a weird statement, given that almost everyone has played more golf than Tiger Woods this year.

No, what blows me away is that Trump, a man who owns more than a dozen courses throughout the world, used the word "golfing." Forget the racist, sexist, hateful comments; how can I take an alleged lover of the game seriously after that?