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Trump's Tennis-Playing Photos Go Viral (Photos)

| by Alex Scarr
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President Donald Trump continues to be one of the most-searched people on the internet, but it's becoming increasingly due to his exploits outside the Oval Office.

A recent story by Deadspin found what it called a "treasure-trove" of images of Trump playing tennis, many of which are at least a decade old. The site posted several of them in a story about Trump's athletic endeavors. Many of the photos within the article were less than flattering, but the article had garnered more than 200,000 views.

The photos, showing Trump in a white T-shirt and white shorts, made the Twitter rounds shortly after they appeared in the Deadspin article.

Inquisitr found that several of Trump's sporting outings have gone viral, including a recently unearthed video that showed Trump driving his golf cart across a green, violating general golf course etiquette. Several websites offered commentary and it quickly gained steam on social media.

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Trump's decision not to throw out the first pitch at Opening Day also drew rancor from internet readers. The MLB's Washington Nationals invited Trump to throw out the first pitch, a ceremonial gesture many presidents have been honored with, but Trump declined.

Users were quick to dig up photos from 2006, when Trump tossed out the first pitch at a Boston Red Sox game. The photos were unflattering.

Commenters wondered if perhaps he wasn't good at pitching, and others questioned whether Trump dared not to venture out in front of a large crowd that well may boo him loudly.

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Brazilian President Michel Temer was passionately booed at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, causing Temer to skip several other public appearances as a result. Trump may have noticed the bad reception Temer received and opted to skip opening day, according to Inquisitr.

Trump's own exercise habits and beliefs have become the stuff of internet lore, too. According to a Deadspin article that pored through a Washington Post biography of Trump, the president does not like to exercise nor does he believe it is good for the body.

In the biography, it was found that the president stopped working out because he believed "the human body was like a battery, with a finite amount of energy, which exercise only depleted."

In rebuttal, The Washington Post published a review of studies showing that exercise is, in fact, good for the human body and ought to be a regular part of the average American's day.

Sources: Deadspin (2), Inquisitr (2) / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr, Getty via Deadspin, Melissa Einberg/AP via Inquisitr

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