Peyton Manning golfs with the President

AP

Rumors have swirled for a while that Peyton Manning has political aspirations. And like most smart aspiring politicians, Peyton Manning has denied having political aspirations.

He nevertheless entered the political fray (sort of) on Sunday, golfing with President Donald Trump at Trump National Golf Club on Sunday and also visiting the White House. Photos and other evidence regarding the connection comes courtesy of TheHill.com.

The photo accompanying this story was taken after Manning arrived on the South Lawn of the White House.

Joining Manning and President Trump was Senator Bob Corker, a Republican from Tennessee. Speculation has emerged that Manning will run for the Senate in 2020, if/when Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander retires. Manning dismissed such chatter in March.

I don’t know where that came from,” Manning said in March. “Last week I was going to run a team, this week I going to apparently run for Senate, and next week I’ll be an astronaut. I have no interest in the political world, but would like to continue serving communities.”

President Trump has multiple friends in the sports world, including key members of the New England Patriots.

87 responses to “Peyton Manning golfs with the President

  1. He is revered in Tennessee so he is a lock to win if he runs for senate there. My guess is he has a better chance to win the presidency than say Brady who is not as articulate and comes off as an out of touch elitist.

  2. …product of heartland hype….daddy ran interference for all his “inappropriate” behaviors. Not to mention wifey….why not come out now. You might as well be as embolden as all the other “umpkins”

  3. Hillary Clinton golfs? Oh wait, that’s right. I do agree with patsfan that he’d have a better chance than Brady cuz most people tend root for the sympathetic underdog who is known for tragic failures rather than the undisputed GOAT, who the fans would like to see knocked off the highest pedestal.

  4. drumsomeone says:
    Jun 4, 2017 5:12 PM
    Elway and Manning 2 Trump loving republican lowlifes…
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    Better than a lowlife liberal turd.

  5. drumsomeone says:
    Jun 4, 2017 5:12 PM
    Elway and Manning 2 Trump loving republican lowlifes…
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    Republican’s are lowlifes. Got it. You have completely convinced me with your statement along with legalizing marijuana, allowing people to marry anything, taking other peoples’ money to give to people that don’t want to do anything, and taking a stand for nothing in particular so that people do not have to be particular is a much more pious way of life. Thank you for clearing that up with your statement. You are as wise as you are literate.

  6. umassdebatingteam says:
    Jun 4, 2017 5:31 PM
    Hillary Clinton golfs?
    _________________________________________

    No – she’s too busy deflecting…

  7. If this were Brady, all the left winged liberals would want him burned at the stake.

  8. Peyton already the politician is denying everything….like taking HGH….he’d fit perfect in government…. Just another mouthpiece that only lies when his lips are moving….
    Trumps new BFF….

  9. Safe bet that Peyton’s phone will be forever tapped by the FBI… just in case he ever decides to make a call (for a friend of a friend) to the Kremlin.

  10. The funny thing is that hobnobbing with Trump was actually what many people looked to do back in the day….and nobody ever made any mention of it.

  11. stairwayto7 says:
    Jun 4, 2017 5:23 PM

    Terror attacks and he golfs?

    Yea unlike Obozo those terror attacks did not happen in our country when he was playing golf. Trump also did not praise and come up with excuses for the terrorist.

  12. terripet says:
    Jun 4, 2017 5:11 PM
    Never took anything just a great qb and person

    —–

    Uh oh–Peyton should be worried now that terripet is making predictions. The “opposite lock” rule is always in play.

  13. wait Manning went golfing with PRESIDENT TRUMP? shouldn’t he be doing something constructive now that he is retired? like I don’t know kneeling for the anthem burning the flag and rioting to protest the president’s policies? you know like tolerant left wing liberals do to bring us all together?

  14. You have skimped over the question burning inside all of us…

    What does Kaepernick think about all of this?

  15. This is the same guy that railed on Obama for playing golf and then went on over a dozen weekend vacations to start his presidency (costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars), playing golf almost every time. Meanwhile Obama didn’t play golf until 4 months into his presidency and when he did it was at Andrews AFB. As for Payton, not surprised in the least he would support our sexual predator and chief

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    edgerules says:
    Jun 4, 2017 5:42 PM
    If this were Brady, all the left winged liberals would want him burned at the stake.
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    Burned at the stake? You display signs of an extremely violent imagination. Sorry, but liberals are all about peaceful protest, not savagery. Remember?

  17. Manning stripsacked by Trump. He may have been a genius on the football field but he is an absolute zero in the political arena/

  18. drumsomeone says:

    Elway and Manning 2 Trump loving republican lowlifes…
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    I thought your side was open minded and tolerant?

  19. stairwayto7 says:

    Terror attacks and he golfs?
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    He shouldn’t golf because there was a terror attack overseas?

  20. Trump rode in a gold plated golf cart–while the other world leaders walked–the entire time he was abroad. Too much lard, I’m thinking.

  21. I guess that neither of these lying cheats cares about the company that they keep.

  22. umassdebatingteam says:
    Jun 4, 2017 5:31 PM
    I do agree with patsfan that he’d have a better chance than Brady cuz most people tend root for the sympathetic underdog who is known for tragic failures rather than the undisputed GOAT, who the fans would like to see knocked off the highest pedestal.

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    Yes Brady is the undisputed GOAT SYSTEM QB but that is not why many people would not vote for him. He comes off as an elitist with his love for everything foreign, foreign vacations, foreign foods, foreign automobiles just to name a few. Seriously, do you think American people would vote for someone who believes kids should not eat candy and drink soda since they are poison? I am not even going to get into cheating scandals that many people still believe he was involved. I like Brady very much but let’s face it, outside of New England and maybe California his home state, he couldn’t get elected dogcatcher.

  23. =====================================
    abninf says:
    Jun 4, 2017 6:41 PM
    drumsomeone says:

    Elway and Manning 2 Trump loving republican lowlifes…
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    I thought your side was open minded and tolerant?
    *************************************************

    Are you suggesting that tolerance should include an overreadiness to be lenient to bullies? You drive a tough bargain! Did you learn that by reading The Art of the Deal?

  24. He is revered in Tennessee so he is a lock to win if he runs for senate there. My guess is he has a better chance to win the presidency than say Brady who is not as articulate and comes off as an out of touch elitist.

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    Lol, good for Peyton. He may very well be a better bet to make it in politics than Brady. As an NFL QB, it’s not even close at this point and even Peyton fans know it, even if they won’t admit it.

    Good luck Sen. Manning.

  25. Does the job of President get easier the more the world get bonkers? First Obama spends a quarter of his presidency on vacation and playing golf and now Trump is also heading that way? It is like Obama gets a hour of “Paid Time Off” every time he mentions something is racist and Trump gets his PTO for saying something is terrorism.

  26. stairwayto7 says:
    Jun 4, 2017 5:23 PM
    Terror attacks and he golfs?

    Trump is the president of the UK?

    You do know there are terrorist attacks almost every week around the world right? Its just that when it happens in the middle east or africa the western media doesnt cover it. Life goes on here after those attacks. Its should be no different when it happens in the uk.

    At least until there ready to step up and actually do something about islam. When that day happens ill be mad if the president goes golfing. But as long as our allies are going to let there people get murder without repercussions like they have been. Then theres no reason for our president to do anything different either.

  27. For those of you using the “day after a terrorist attack” gripe… it was a terrorist attack in another country on another continent. More people are killed in Chicago everyday but I don’t recall you folks railing against the prior president for enjoying his weekend despite crime occurring.

    Both sides… Dems and Repubs… make me sick criticizing every single thing the opposing party does.

  28. These Hot for Trump posters are a laugh riot. They spend all the previous 8 years whining about Obama at every turn, but find it so hard to criticize the Orange Buffoon.

    I hear he doesn’t even defecate. That’s how amazing Fearless Leader is!

  29. bannedfromchoirpractice says:

    Are you suggesting that tolerance should include an overreadiness to be lenient to bullies?
    ====================================

    Like the bully who called half the country a basket of deplorables?

  30. Golfing with Sen. Corker and the President sure makes it sound like a recruiting trip.

    We will see.

    Other than the one alleged college incident, Manning always seemed like a decent person. He’s undeniably smart.

    It would be odd for the GOP to go with a smart person, but it is also what the party needs to go beyond the base.

  31. stairwayto7 says:
    Jun 4, 2017 5:23 PM
    Terror attacks and he golfs?

    The terror attacks were not in our country.

    Please look up what Obama did after Benghazi….I’ll save you the clicks, he went to a fundraiser in Las Vegas…the NEXT DAY! But because he’s not Trump that’s probably OK, right?

  32. Hey!
    Once both sides realize that there are extremists on both ends of the spectrum
    AND need to be ignored/removed/neutered.
    Then we can get to work again… We wait till 2018… in the meantime football is just 2 months away…

  33. Never took anything just a great qb and person
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    One thing he wouldn’t take was a lie detector test when he assaulted those women.

    Wonder if the press will make a smear campaign of assumptions and accusations about his political beliefs for the next six months? Oh I forgot, that was The Greatest Football Player of All Time not just an irrelevant never was.

  34. abninf says:
    Jun 4, 2017 8:49 PM
    bannedfromchoirpractice says:

    Are you suggesting that tolerance should include an overreadiness to be lenient to bullies?
    ====================================

    Like the bully who called half the country a basket of deplorables?
    ====================================

    Saying that half the country is a basket of deplorables was probably an understatement.

  35. President Obama did go to a fundraiser the day after the Benghazi.

    Mr. Trump and the far right gave him hell about it for years, just as they continuously complained about President Obama playing golf.

    Odd that the far right no longer complains about the president blaming golf.

  36. Some people say ” You are judge by the company you keep ” I don’t hold it against him for playing golf with the Donald, however he will need to realize that even the Republicans are thinking that the Donald will drag them down next year. Bill

  37. At least Manning has a life unlike the fanboys here that believe they are qualified to be: President; Owner; HC; GM; QB; Color Analyst on any network…………………. keep the jokes coming fanboys. You are insanely humorous (and adorably naive)!

  38. wolfgangvomframps says:
    Jun 4, 2017 9:45 PM
    President Obama did go to a fundraiser the day after the Benghazi.

    Mr. Trump and the far right gave him hell about it for years, just as they continuously complained about President Obama playing golf.

    Odd that the far right no longer complains about the president blaming golf.
    ________________________________________
    You fool. You need to rethink what you just posted. An American ambassador, serving his country, asked for military support and was neglected by his President and Secretary of State. Now his wife and kids survive him, and part of the pain that they relive everyday is that if the country that was supposed to protect him for his service had done so, he could be in their presence today. Shame on you for making such an ignorant comparison. Please try and develop your own learning so that you can gain an understanding of a situation before making such an insensitive, stupid, and small minded comment.

  39. I agree it’s dumb to try and nail trump for playing golf the day after a foreign terror attack. Presidents have to compartmentalize multiple events within a finite amount of time. Trump is a dangerous buffoon for a plethora of reasons, but the timing of his 30th golf outing since becoming president isn’t one of them.

  40. Getting too close to Tr*mp is a sure-fire career killer. Noone wants jobs in his administration. Maybe Payton could be FBI Director. It’s still open. No one wants it.

  41. abninf says:
    Jun 4, 2017 8:49 PM
    bannedfromchoirpractice says:

    Are you suggesting that tolerance should include an overreadiness to be lenient to bullies?
    ====================================

    Like the bully who called half the country a basket of deplorables?

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    Mrs. Clinton has been called a lot of things by a lot of folks — but never heard her called a “bully!

    That’s actually quite funny!

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    droppedinagreasefire says:
    Jun 4, 2017 10:17 PM
    At least Manning has a life unlike the fanboys here that believe they are qualified to be: President; Owner; HC; GM; QB; Color Analyst on any network…………………. keep the jokes coming fanboys. You are insanely humorous (and adorably naive)!
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    Naive?

    Typical comment coming from someone who could express everything they know about glaciers in three words or less.

  43. MichaelEdits says:
    Jun 4, 2017 5:22 PM
    This isn’t football news. Manning retired

    Yeah. Nothing that happened before 2000 actually happened too. WW3 is lost before it happened because of this generation. Ooooh, my I phone locked up! This is too haaaard!.

  44. Never took anything just a great qb and person
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    One thing he wouldn’t take was a lie detector test when he assaulted those women.

    Wonder if the press will make a smear campaign of assumptions and accusations about his political beliefs for the next six months? Oh I forgot, that was The Greatest Football Player of All Time not just an irrelevant never was.
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    Why would anyone take a lie detector test? Those things are hardly infallible.

  45. Republicans = hypocrite traitors.

    That is all.

    Good night. For the repubs, das vidania.

  46. So glad that Trump is spending all his time being productive and being a great president, unlike Obama. OH WAIT.

    “Worse than Carter” eh, Donnie?

  47. Thanks, PFT. You post an article about Trump and all the whiny, cry baby liberals come out of their caves where they have been hiding since their girl Hillary and their guy Bernie both lost.
    It’s fun reading their childish rants against Trump. They can’t deal with the fact that he won the election, and that’s great!
    As for Manning, they hate him because he was a winner. They overlook the bad things players on their teams have done and slam Manning, even though he was exonerated by the NFL.
    Keep up the good work, PFT. I love seeing the liberals still so miserable!

  48. Payton just destroyed his whole career. He’ll never recover from aligning himself with someone who has spent his entire career being demeaning to women and minorities. Is he that clueless?

  49. I may not be a racist, nor have I personally sexually assaulted women especially if you ignore that thing that happened in Tennessee. But I don’t mind golfing with someone that is racist and does those things. Vote for me in 2020.
    Sincerely,
    Son of Archie

  50. terripet says:
    Jun 4, 2017 5:11 PM

    Never took anything just a great qb and person

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    There’s no definitive answer to whether he took something or not, just a shady clinic that has been in trouble for illegally importing HGH that is linked to him and his wife. And Manning had to settle twice with the Tennessee trainer. A great QB no doubt, but let’s not throw around “great person” quite so freely here.

  51. jstamper3377 says:
    Jun 4, 2017 7:21 PM

    He is revered in Tennessee so he is a lock to win if he runs for senate there. My guess is he has a better chance to win the presidency than say Brady who is not as articulate and comes off as an out of touch elitist.

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    I love Brady, but yea Peyton is a more relaxed speaker and the $200 cookbook was a little much coming from Brady. TB is still the GOAT in my book though.

  52. wolfgangvomframps says:
    Jun 4, 2017 9:45 PM
    President Obama did go to a fundraiser the day after the Benghazi.

    Mr. Trump and the far right gave him hell about it for years, just as they continuously complained about President Obama playing golf.

    Odd that the far right no longer complains about the president blaming golf.

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    Nail on the head.This country will never get out of it’s own way so long as it has this disease that is partisanship.

  53. <<>>

    That sir (or maam if that’s the case) might be the most intelligent, reasonable anyone has made on a PFT board in a very long time.

  54. Anything that occupies trump and keeps him from actually doing his job trying to make policy is a benefit to all of us.

    For that Peyton is a real patriot.

  55. I never liked Peyton, and I loathe 45, but come on, it is golf with the President of the United States of America. To have that honor is a very rare and special thing, even if it means you have to spend hours with a vile and toxic man. I would not fault anyone for accepting the invitation, this is still America and the POTUS is still the world’s most powerful man.

  56. metalhead65 says:
    Jun 4, 2017 6:13 PM
    wait Manning went golfing with PRESIDENT TRUMP? shouldn’t he be doing something constructive now that he is retired? like I don’t know kneeling for the anthem burning the flag and rioting to protest the president’s policies? you know like tolerant left wing liberals do to bring us all together?
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    You have no idea what an American is. Independent. Free to express opinions and thoughts. Free to question and protest the government. Heck, free to kiss up and swallow the Koolaide for crying out loud. When we as a country start denying first amendment rights, number one, the founding fathers listed it first, then kiss America good bye as it was originally set up, fought for and died for. We are doing to ourselves what no other power could have ever dreamed of. Or did they?

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