Following President Donald Trump’s comments that he and Tennis player John McEnroe are “best buddies,” the Tennis legend responded by setting the record straight: He is not friends with Donald Trump.
McEnroe said he only knew Trump after business mogul tried to pay him and either of the Williams sisters $1 million to play against each other in the year 2000. They all said no.
Trump, for some reason, called McEnroe a “dear friend,” which was “news to me,” McEnroe told The Times UK.
But what about that photo of McEnroe with Trump at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in 2015? McEnroe clarified exactly what happened that day:
“Donald has a box at the U.S. Open, right next to the broadcasters’ booth. At the 2015 tournament, I went over to say hello, against the advice of my wife and daughter: ‘Don’t you dare go over there. He’s a misogynist and a blowhard—it could hurt your reputation.’ Sure enough, it was caught on TV, me hugging Donald like we were long-lost brothers,” McEnroe said.
“I didn’t want everyone who went into Trump’s office thinking I was his No. 1 fan,” McEnroe added before revealing: “I actually voted for Clinton.”
There’s no excuse for Trump’s lying about being friends with McEnroe, but we hope Donnie survives the fake loss of his fake friend.