Pettersen: Me calling Trump a cheater is #fakenews

Suzann Pettersen sends out tweet denouncing article in Norweigian newspaper.

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Wed, 31 Jan 2018

Pettersen: Me calling Trump a cheater is #fakenews

Suzann Pettersen has responded to a story in a Norweigian newspaper, which quoted her as saying President Donald Trump cheated at golf, as "#fakenews".

The article, which was sourced by several American outlets, quoted the Norweigian as saying: “He cheats like hell. So I don’t know how he is in business. They say if you cheat at golf, you cheat at business.

"I’m pretty sure he pays his caddie well, since no matter how far into the woods he hits the ball, it’s in the middle of the fairway when we get there."

The reporter for the original article, Robert Simso, said: "We of course stand by all the quotes in the story. I always use a tape recorder in interviews, and this time was no exception."

Pettersen initially sent out a tweet denouncing the article: "Sometimes you do interviews and media will twist whatever word/ saying to make a headline! It’s shocking to see... this is what I would call #fakenews. Why would I call someone a cheat.... never!"

She deleted that tweet and then posted longer sentiments on Facebook: