The author of a highly critical Donald Trump biography was allegedly removed off Trump International Golf Club, by none other than the man himself, President-elect Donald Trump. Harry Hurt III, who wrote the 1993 biography entitled, Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump, was slated to play golf with David H. Koch, who is a member of the club, and two others.
According to a Facebook post Hurt published this past weekend, the two exchanged words, ultimately leading to him being escorted off the premises:
Hurt, who has a scratch handicap and plays in colorful knickers, walked over to Trump on the practice range prior to his group’s assigned tee time, only to suffer a tongue lashing from the president-elect. “I said, ‘Congratulations, sir,’ and shook his hand,” Hurt recalls.
Trump said, “You were rough on me, Harry. Really rough. That s–t you wrote.” Hurt says he looked Trump in the eye, and said, “It’s all true,” to which Trump rejoined, “Not in the way you wrote it.” Among the juicy tidbits in Hurt’s tome was Ivana Trump’s allegation in a sworn deposition that Trump had “raped” her during their divorce battle.
Trump told Hurt it was “inappropriate” for him to play at the club, and had his security detail escort Hurt, Koch, and their playing partners to the parking lot.
“David [Koch] was appalled,” says Hurt. “He branded Trump ‘petty’ and vulgar.’ We played Emerald Dunes instead, which is a much, much better golf course than Trump International.”