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Here's Joe Scarborough using a perfect golf analogy to describe Donald Trump's election strategy

June 16, 2016

So far this election season the references to Donald Trump and golf have mainly been in one of two contexts: his vast golf course holdings in the U.S. and abroad; and his own characteristics as a golfer (he's pretty good, but depending on who you ask, doesn't always play by the rules).

But as the political rhetoric heats up, the occasional golf metaphor is unavoidable, and Joe Scarborough on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" show used a deft one when discussing Trump's campaign strategy. Specifically Scarborough was criticizing the presumptive Republican nominee's inability to adjust to the changing landscape of a general election versus the primaries.

"You play one game when you're at Augusta and it's 65 degrees and it's a light breeze," Scarborough said on Wednesday. "And it's a completely different game when you're at the British Open and it's 40 miles an hour and the wind and the rain and the sleet is coming straight at your face. He should understand that, but he doesn't understand it, it seems."

Here's the clip.

On Thursday, Scarborough, himself an avid player, doubled down on his criticism of Trump by using yet another golf analogy.

"He's basically on a par 5 with a putter," Scarborough said. "It's going to take him a long time to get to the hole."