During a meeting with a group of CEOs at the White House on Thursday, President Trump encouraged General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt to talk about the time he watched the former real estate tycoon score a hole-in-one.
“Jeff actually watched me make a hole-in-one, can you believe that? Should you tell that story?” Trump, an avid golfer, said during a meeting with two dozen manufacturing CEOs at the White House.
Video cameras were rolling as Immelt described Trump’s feat.
Immelt said that he and two other executives were golfing with Trump at one of the billionaire’s courses as part of a mission to talk Trump into doing “The Apprentice,” the reality TV show that began in 2004.
GE owned NBC at the time.
“President Trump goes up to a par-3 on his course. He looks at the three of us and says ‘You realize, of course, that I’m the richest golfer in the world.’ That’s a comment, then gets a hole-in-one,” Immelt recalled.
“I have to say, I’ve seen the magic before,” he added, as others in the room erupted in laughter. Vice President Mike Pence can be seen laughing heartily while sitting next to Immelt.
“It’s crazy,” said Trump. “No, I actually said that I was the best golfer of all the rich people. To be exact, and then I got a hole-in-one.”