Trump Boots Author of 1993 Biography Off Golf Course: I Can't Play But I Bet Putin Can
Hurt claimed Trump told him: "You were rough on me, Harry. Really rough. That s*** you wrote."
The author who was kicked off a Donald Trump-owned golf course by the president-elect believes that the incoming commander-in-chief has been holding a grudge against him.
Harry Hurt III, author of Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump, a controversial 1993 biography of the billionaire, says he was playing a round of golf with Republican backer David Koch at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, Friday when he walked over to congratulate the real estate mogul on his White House victory.
"I am a patriot and I wanted to support the office of the president of the United States," Hurt told Inside Edition.
But he was caught off guard when Trump then appeared to reference the book he had written decades prior, and ranted at him.
In a Facebook post written Saturday, Hurt claimed Trump told him: "You were rough on me, Harry. Really rough. That s*** you wrote."
Hurt said he then looked Trump in the eye, and said: “It’s all true.”
"Not in the way you wrote it," Trump allegedly retorted.
Hurt said Trump had his security team escort him from the golf course, as well as Koch and their friends, to the parking lot.
In the Facebook post, the former New York Times columnist wrote that Koch, a major Trump supporter, “was appalled” and branded the soon-to-be 45th president “petty” and “vulgar.”
Koch, a member of the golf club, had invited Hurt to play there, and the author claims he has played the course "three or four times" prior to Friday's incident.
"Hurt can't play Trump International but I bet Putin can!" the journalist joked to Inside Edition.
A member of Trump's transition team confirmed that former Celebrity Apprentice host told the author: "You're out of here!"
Hurt said he and the rest of his party moved on to another golf course.
The author told Inside Edition that Trump "has a volatile personality" and he is "very fearful of that man having access to nuclear codes."
The author also explained the he and the 70-year-old billionaire met a year-and-a-half ago at a golf course and nothing was brought up about the book he had written more than 20 years ago. Hurt says that between 2007 and 2008, Trump had reached out to him and wrote a handwritten note asking him to try out his Florida golf course and not a rival course in the area.
Due to his prior correspondence with the president-elect, Hurt believed hatchets had been buried and that "I thought we were grown-up men."
Calls from InsideEdition.com to the Trump transition team were not immediatly returned about this matter.
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