Corker and Peyton Manning join Trump on Sunday golf outing

Former NFL star Peyton Manning and Republican Sen. Bob Corker were spotted at the White House on Sunday, joining President Donald Trump in his motorcade on a trip to Trump National Golf Club, according to multiple media reports. Excerpt from the CNN version:

The White House did not comment on what Trump was doing at his property, but reporters saw golf clubs being unloaded from the motorcade after the President’s arrival back to the White House.

This is the 16th weekend of Trump’s presidency in which he’s visited a property that bears his name, and the 26th day of his presidency he has spent at a Trump golf property.

According to the press pool reports, the trio spent about 4½ hours at the golf club.

Peyton Manning was set to receive the Lincoln medal at Ford’s Theatre in Washington on Sunday night, along with American businessman Ronald Perelman. The medal is given to a person who “exemplifies the lasting legacy and mettle of character embodied by the most beloved president in our nation’s history, President Abraham Lincoln,” according to pool reports.

The Times Free Press observes that the golf outing is “bound to start political rumors flying yet again” about Manning’s possible future in Tennessee politics.  A Politico brief back in January triggered a round of speculation that Manning was planning a run for Sen. Lamar Alexander’s seat in 2020, which Alexander called an “unfounded rumor.” Manning subsequently said he had “no interest in politics.”  (Previous post HERE.)

Note: Corker, meanwhile, got some attention back in 2013 for golfing with then-President Barack Obama. (Previous post HERE.)

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