January 5, 2016 9:52 pm
Updated: January 5, 2016 11:58 pm

Donald Trump’s new social media sparring partner: Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson and Donald Trump.

Associated Press

Never one to shy away from controversy, Donald Trump is in a feud with actor Samuel L. Jackson over the great old man’s game: golf.

In an interview with United Airlines in-flight magazine Rhapsody, Jackson told a couple of golf tales involving Trump which caused the blustery politician to blow his top on Twitter.

In the article, Jackson admitted that he had golfed with Trump but wouldn’t claim to be any more than acquaintances with the controversial presidential candidate.

“I would never say buddies,” Jackson told the magazine. “Or friends. I’ve golfed with him.”

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Jackson was asked whether he knew why Trump was seeking to be the next U.S. president, he said no but the question led to him breaking out an intriguing anecdote.

“But it’s funny — last week or so, I actually got a bill from Trump National Golf Club,” he said. “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!”

He charged you without you knowing it, the reporter asked.

“Yeah!” Jackson said while laughing. “I’m not payin’ that! But no — I don’t know what The Don’s up to. Interesting character. More P.T. Barnum than politician. I don’t think he believes half the things he says.”

The star of Pulp Fiction was then asked who the better golfer was.

“Oh, I am, for sure,” said with a smile. “I don’t cheat.”

Trump took to Twitter to respond, dismissing Jackson’s claims while also simultaneously suggesting that the actor was too much of a pitchman.

Jackson responded with a picture of the bill and a threat to block him on social media but quickly pulled the picture down.

Samuel L. Jackson’s response.


Anthony Anderson, star of Black-ish, confirmed that he had golfed with both Trump and Jackson once.


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