We have finally found the thing that Donald Trump, a self-obsessed malignant narcissist and traitor, cares about most. It wasn't hundreds of thousands of Americans dead in a pandemic Trump repeatedly claimed was an overhyped plot against him. It was not impeachment. All those things irritated him, but it now looks like Trump's incitement of a violent coup against the nation may cost Trump and his self-named corporation—steel yourself, for this news is grim—a golf tournament.
In a statement, PGA of America announced that their board is terminating an agreement to hold the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump's Bedminster, New Jersey golf resort, declaring that it "would be detrimental to the PGA of America brand."
You know, to be associated with a man who for months has been attempting to goad his followers into overthrowing the republic to reappoint him unelected god-king. Yeah, seems like pretty sound logic to me.
This news was not taken at all well by Trump's allies or, it seems, Trump itself. In a now-deleted tweet, golf person Grayson Murray suggested that Trump put on his own tournament—maybe one with blackjack and hookers!
"Hey @POTUS you should just host a tournament the same week as the 2022 PGA championship at your course. Put up a huge purse that players can’t turn down. Make the pga championship a weak field or force them to up their purse and cost them more money."
This is, of course, ridiculous because it supposes Donald Trump would "Put up a huge purse" for anything, ever. Not likely. Also, Murray appears to have deleted his Twitter account entirely after the resulting, ahem, response.
In any event, we have good information thanks to The New York Times' top Trump whisperer that Donald is—as a result of this crisis more than any other crisis in his barrel of current crises—melting the hell down.
Yeah. Yeah, this is the thing that got him. Not any of the rest of it, but the thing that will cost him, personally, money.
While it is perhaps satisfying to imagine Donald Trump stomping around in impotent rage as the consequences of his own actions punch him straight in the pocketbook, the news is more grim than that. If there is anything that would convince Donald Trump to order a nuclear strike in his last days of the "presidency," it is the PGA insulting him. He was barely holding his public persona together in videos offering proof-of-life in the aftermath of the coup he himself started.
But the golf thing? Yeah, he's gonna freak.