Hollywood Superagent Ari Emanuel Went Golfing With Donald Trump, John Boehner


Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and Donald Trump’s golf game on Tuesday was apparently a high-powered threesome. On Wednesday, Trump told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto that he and Boehner were joined by Hollywood superagent Ari Emanuel when they played at Trump’s course in Bedminster, N.J. 

“We all played well and we played with Ari Emanuel. He played well. We all had a good time,” Trump said. Cavuto then asked him who had the lowest score. “I had the lower score. … I had a nice score. He did — everybody did well. We had a lot of fun.”

Emanuel is one of the heads of the powerful William Morris Endeavor talent agency. He is also the brother of Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago mayor and former chief of staff to President Barack Obama. Ari Emanuel is a major Democratic donor who bundled over $300,000 for Obama’s re-election effort last year.

Representatives of Emanuel’s company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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