Apr 2, 2017

Trump is playing golf with Rand Paul

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President Trump is playing golf today with Rand Paul, one of the conservative Trumpcare holdouts, and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. Per the White House, they'll be "discussing a variety of topics, including health care."

It appears that Trump is using his favorite hobby to try and wrangle votes, so he may want to keep the trash talking to a minimum. As the Post's Ben Terris points out, Trump boasted of having "killed" Paul the last time they teed off together:

"I could play him a thousand times and never lose to him," he said on the campaign trail.

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