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Donald Trump compares winning presidential primaries to winning club championships

March 06, 2016

On Friday, Donald Trump boasted about his power off the tee in response to Marco Rubio's crack about him having small hands. On Saturday, the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination continued the golf analogies.

"I've been in competitions all my life and there's nothing as exciting as winning this stuff," Trump said during a speech in West Palm Beach after winning the Louisiana primary and the Kentucky Republican caucus. "Winning deals, or winning club championships, or whatever you want to say, there's nothing like this."

You can watch the clip on International Business Times. It's good to know the Donald thinks closing in on being the leader of the free world is more exciting than being the leader in the clubhouse at one of his courses.

Of course, when you've won as many club championships as Trump has, we'd imagine a lot more things would be more exciting. Check out what he tweeted to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban three years ago:

That's a lot of club championships. Trump also referred to his many golf wins last year when discussing what makes him a great presidential candidate in an interview with Time Magazine.

"You know I’ve had great success. Even in golf I’ve won many golf club championships," Trump said.

"I don’t know if you guys play golf. But to win a club championship is hard, literally hard. And you have to beat scratch players . . . You got a lot of good players. I’ve won many club championships. So my life has been about winning. My life has not been about losing. So I get a kick out of watching these guys who were not even successful people saying, 'Oh, he’s just having fun.'"

Trump is certainly a serious candidate now, but he's also having fun. And getting to tout his golf game to the American public even more than usual isn't hurting.