Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning took in a round of golf with President Donald Trump on Sunday and finished up the occasion with a visit to the White House later in the day.
Manning, along with Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., were invited as guests by the president to the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, ESPN reported.
Reporters noticed golf clubs being unloaded from the motorcade after Trump returned to the White House. The two-time Super Bowl winner was also spotted outside of the White House. The three men enjoyed about 4 ½ hours at the golf club, according to CNN.
It was the 26th day of his presidency that Trump has spent at a golf property that bears his name, CNN reported.
Rumors have long circulated that Manning might get into politics, according to CBS Sports. He is popular in Tennessee, and his outing with Trump and Corker could intensify that possibility.
Trump called Manning a “very good guy” in a January 2016 interview with CBS and predicted his then-team, the Denver Broncos, would win the Super Bowl, which they did. “I very much have always liked Peyton Manning,” he said. So he picked the team of “the person I know and I like …”
Manning had been scheduled to receive the Lincoln medal later Sunday night at Ford’s Theatre in Washington. The medal is awarded to a person who “exemplifies the lasting legacy and mettle of character embodied by the most beloved president in our nation’s history, President Abraham Lincoln.”
The Indianapolis Colts will unveil a stature of Manning on Oct. 7 in front of Lucas Oil Stadium, retiring his jersey.
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