Giuliani's Son's Cushy Golf Job at the White House

Remember Rudy Giuliani's son Andrew, who went from disrupting Rudy's swearing in as Mayor to being asked to leave the Duke University golf team?

Well we all knew he got a job at the White House. There was a big to-do when John Kelly revoked his clearance to the West Wing (he later got it back.) But I had no idea until I read it in the Irish Times today that his salary is reportedly $90k a year and his job is to serve as Donald Trump's "golf pro in residence".

Giuliani has been in the public eye since 1994 when, as a precocious seven-year-old, he stood next to his father while he made his inaugural address as mayor. As Rudy laid out his plans for cleaning up the city and remaking it as capital of the world, Andrew hammed it up on the podium beside him, blowing kisses to the cameras, mimicking his dad’s every hand gesture and even shouting out random declarations like, “It should be so and it will be so!


Having failed to impact on the course, he was thrown off the team in 2008 for breaches of discipline that included breaking clubs, disrespecting a trainer and throwing an apple at a teammate. At one point, five of the other Duke squad wrote a letter asking him not to come back. Giuliani reacted in a classically Trumpian way, suing the college for damaging his professional prospects and alleging he was persecuted in a manner akin to William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.

Surely he must do something else to earn the money. The Irish Times continues:

White House sources now say [he] represents the public liaison office at Oval Office meetings about the opioid crisis. Since the Trump administration is notorious for appointing people with no skill set or experience to crucial positions (witness failed newspaper publisher Jared Kushner charged with solving the Middle East crisis), having a failed golf pro at the table when discussing the most grave public health issue facing the nation totally adds up.

What a waste of taxpayer dollars ...and a joke that this unskilled worker has a seat at the table for meetings on the "opioid crisis." What's next? Will Jared take him along on his peace-plan meetings in the Middle East?

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    But... (5.00 / 2) (#1)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Jan 02, 2020 at 08:27:10 AM EST
    Hunter Biden!

    There's actually video (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by desertswine on Thu Jan 02, 2020 at 11:07:29 AM EST
    That $90k (none / 0) (#3)
    by KeysDan on Thu Jan 02, 2020 at 01:23:46 PM EST
    for a presidential assistant in-charge-of-golf may be a worthwhile taxpayer expense.  Every hour little Andy gets Trump out on the links is, potentially, one less hour of damage inflicted on the country and world.  And, too, the kid earns it.  It surely is not easy to spend that much time in the company of a morally incontinent and corrupt golfing partner.

    Good news for MSNBC viewers (none / 0) (#4)
    by CaptHowdy on Tue Jan 14, 2020 at 04:32:49 PM EST