'He's A Great Golfer!' Oscar De La Hoya Praises Trump's Swing In Unearthed Clip

May. 5 2016, Updated 10:11 p.m. ET

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Oscar De La Hoya might want to go back to his day job! The boxer attempted to step into the political ring yesterday when he told the L.A. Times that he would not vote for Donald Trump because he "cheats in golf." But has unearthed new evidence proving De La Hoya is the one "misremembering" the truth.

De La Hoya told the L.A. Times that he got a first-hand look at Trump's golf game during a 2014 round at Trump's Palos Verdes course. De La Hoya said he was "cracking up" as the business mogul turned political powerhouse flubbed several shots.

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But Radar has uncovered video of the two playing together, and the tape tells a different story.

In the video clip, De La Hoya and other onlookers are clearly impressed by Trump's impressive swing, applauding and cheering as he almost sinks a hole in one without a warmup.

Indeed, De La Hoya was effusive on the video: "I'm actually so surprised that he hit his tee shot, Mr. Trump, so close to the pin," he said at the time. "That was his first shot of the day! Here's Trump, gets a club from the bag, hits the shot, puts it this far from the flag. I mean, what does that tell you? He's a great golfer!"

What's more, the Golf Channel reported today that De La Hoya's account of Trump's supposed cheating "seems a little unlikely," since De La Hoya's description of the course doesn't match the actual layout. "It appears De La Hoya may have misremembered," a Golf Channel author charged.

Trump himself also spoke out on the remarks, telling the AP that he "respects the game too much to cheat and is good enough to have won a number of club championships."

Though certainly busy with his presidential campaign, Trump said he felt he "had to respond because golf is a game built on integrity."


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