John McEnroe FINALLY Reveals How Much Trump Offered Him To Play Serena Williams
It’s long been rumored that Donald Trump once offered to pay tennis star John McEnroe to play Serena Williams to determine who the superior player really was.
The prospect of a male tennis player competing against a female may have inflated McEnroe’s head a little, because he suggested that Serena would probably rank “like, 700” if she were in a men’s league.
Which prompted the following fiery response from Serena:
“Dear John, I adore and respect you but please please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based. I’ve never played anyone ranked ‘there’ nor do I have time. Respect me and my privacy as I’m trying to have a baby. Good day sir.”
All this banter between the two legends was just too good to pass up for our President. Because way back in the day, the Donald reportedly offered to pay the two for a fair match.
“Over the course of time, people, including our now-president — [he] wasn’t president at the time — have offered me sums of money to play either Serena or Venus,” McEnroe told the Dan Patrick Show. “I don’t know why I am always the guy that they want to play, the old fart now … Why don’t they ask her to play Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal on clay and see how that goes?”
The monetary amount Trump offered them was never disclosed — until now.
According to TMZ, McEnroe was offered $1 million, but McEnroe turned it down, concerned about comparing “apples and oranges.”
The match obviously never happened and it sounds like McEnroe is a little scared; even his kids aren’t convinced he’d beat Serena.
Needless to say, Trump has some more important stuff to worry about, but still, the thought of a battle-of-the-sexes with a sitting president as the host is pretty sweet.
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