The president mentioned his New Jersey club while praising Korean LPGA star.
President Donald Trump plugged one of his golf resorts in a formal speech to the South Korean National Assembly on Wednesday.
“Korean golfers are some of the best on Earth,” Trump said during his speech in Seoul. “In fact ― and you know what I’m going to say ― the Women’s U.S. Open was held this year at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and it just happened to be won by a great Korean golfer.”
The event in August was won by Sung Hyun Park, who was 23 at the time and has since become the first rookie to top the LPGA’s world rankings.
Trump also mentioned how a number of other South Korean golfers finished near the top of the rankings at the event, drawing cheers from the nation’s lawmakers.
“Congratulations,” Trump said. “That’s really something.”
Trump hasn’t shied away from mentioning the business interests of himself and his family while president.
In August, at a news conference where he blamed “both sides” for white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the president mentioned Trump Winery.
“I own actually one of the largest wineries in the United States,” he said. “It’s in Charlottesville.”
A statement on the winery’s website says it’s “not owned, managed or affiliated with the president” but is rather part of Eric Trump’s portfolio, and PolitiFact has found the boast about its size not true in terms of either acreage or production.