Peyton Manning Talks Golfing With President Trump, Says It Would Be "Un-American" to Refuse
On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' the football star explained how he ended up teeing off with the president and whether Trump cheats at the game.
During his Tuesday night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Peyton Manning talked about his recent experience golfing with President Trump.
Manning, who will host the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night, was in the Washington, D.C., area to receive the Lincoln Medal from Ford’s Theatre. With many politicians in attendance at the banquet, they knew he was in town, he said. The White House called Manning asking if he was available to play golf with the president
“A lot of people told me not to do it,” the former Broncos quarterback said, adding that Kimmel was one of them.
He went on to describe the day as a “fantastic experience.”
“I’ve never felt safer playing golf,” Manning admitted. “[Trump] was a great host…. He was very gracious,” he added.
“The experience of playing with the office was pretty cool to me,” the NFL star said. He also recounted the time he played golf with President Bush. If President Clinton or President Obama asked him to play, he’d “be there in a heartbeat,” Manning said.
“I think it would have been almost un-American to have said no,” the quarterback added.
Trump and Manning played on the same team, with Manning calling Trump an honest player. The team achieved a “big victory,” the QB said.
"I wanted to do my job to help us win," he added. "It worked out.”
Watch Manning tell the full story here.