I don’t know @SamuelLJackson, to best of my knowledge haven’t played golf w/him & think he does too many TV commercials—boring. Not a fan.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2016
So where did this Twitter jab originate? We’re told it was in response to Jackson’s recent interview in United Airlines’ Rhapsody magazine. Apparently, Jackson complained that he was charged, without his knowledge, at one of Trump’s golf clubs. He told the mag:
I’ve golfed with him. But it’s funny — last week or so, I actually got a bill from Trump National Golf Club. And I haven’t been there in four or five years, so I had my assistant call. They said it was for membership dues. And I said, ‘I’m not a member,’ and they said, ‘Yeah, you are — you have a member number.’ Apparently he’d made me a member of one of his golf clubs, and I didn’t even know it!”
Jackson also said Trump was
more P.T. Barnum than politician.
When asked by the magazine whether he was a better golfer than Trump, he replied:
I am, for sure. I don’t cheat.
Actor Anthony Anderson chimed in on social media, confirming that he and Jackson golfed and had lunch with Trump.
A photo posted by Samuel L Jackson (@samuelljackson) on
And Jackson posted and then deleted a copy of his bill.