Trump compares gay marriage to long putters. Of course he does.

Say what you will about Donald Trump, the man knows how to keep himself in the news. And while he doesn't appear to be too pleased with the fact that some people don't immediately fall at his feet and sing praises to his name, he still takes the "any publicity is good publicity" tack.

He may be running for president, he may not. ("Running" being the key word; "serving" doesn't appear to be in the mix; for that matter, nor does "actually getting elected.") Regardless, he's considering public policy issues with, as usual, the sensitivity of a mule kicking a plate-glass window. Consider, for instance, his stance on same-sex marriage:

"It's like in golf," he told the New York Times. "A lot of people — I don't want this to sound trivial — but a lot of people are switching to these really long putters, very unattractive. It's weird. You see these great players with these really long putters, because they can't sink three-footers anymore. And, I hate it. I am a traditionalist. I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist."

He's referring, of course, to Adam Scott and Ernie Els, both of whom have dabbled with the long putter in recent weeks. Take heart, guys; Trump may think you're weak-hearted and weak-kneed putters, but he called you "great players." That's something, right?

After Roasting, Trump Reacts In Character [New York Times, via Shackelford]

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