Trump Now Using Golf Tee Markers With the Presidential Seal at His Courses (Which Is Illegal)
Donald Trump continues debasing the office of the presidency by putting the presidential seal on his golf clubs’ tee markers.
In recent weeks, the Trump Organization has ordered the manufacture of new tee markers for golf courses that are emblazoned with the seal of the President of the United States. Under federal law, the seal’s use is permitted only for official government business. Misuse can be a crime.
Past administrations have policed usage vigilantly. In 2005 the Bush administration ordered the satirical news website The Onion to remove a replica of the seal. Grant M. Dixton, associate White House counsel, wrote in a letter to The Onion that the seal “is not to be used in connection with commercial ventures or products in any way that suggests presidential support or endorsement.”
This isn’t the worst thing he’s done, of course. But it’s especially galling after all the times this narcissistic hypocrite bashed President Obama for playing golf.