"Hey partner," Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, beckoned to Kirk Cousins.
"Get in," Trump said, as the Redskins quarterback arrived at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, N.J. on Saturday, June 10.
Cousins arrived as a guest of Trump's for a personal round of golf, as first reported by the Washington Post.
The most powerful person in the country wanted the most powerful athlete in the nation's capital to join him for 18 holes.
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Eric Shuster, CSN Mid-Atlantic's Director of Strategic Partnerships and close personal friends with the Redskins quarterback — who was acting independently — had a mutual connection with President Trump's golf partner and called Cousins to see if he would be interested.
President Trump is an an avid golfer and sports fan. Of course he wanted to play a round with a member of the Redskins. Trump wanted to play with someone who is a "great person," a bill which Cousins fits perfectly.
So there was the biggest athlete in Washington, D.C. and the biggest politician in the country, riding together in the President's personal golf cart, engaging in a friendly match against one of Trump's golf partners and another friend. The President and the Redskins quarterback won the match by a lone stroke.
It was just another day on the golf course, despite the gravitas of the two partners, with President Trump hitting a few long balls and being described as an "excellent putter." Like any weekend golf pair, the two complimented each other on their shots, with President Trump telling Cousins he has a nice form and will be a greater golfer when he retires.
"Enjoyed the round of golf this past weekend," Cousins told CSN. "Grateful to Eric Shuster of CSN for making it happen. Never thought I would be able to do something like that. Another example of the incredible platform that exists in Washington, D.C."
The round was "as unpolitical as possible." The President, wearing his traditional golf outfit of blue slacks, a white golf shirt and a red "Make America Great Again" hat, was affable, cordial, and interested in getting to know Cousins.
Despite two secret service members walking alongside the twosome, with multiple secret service members in golf carts flanking the group on every hole, the round was "peaceful" and "incredibly relaxing."
But the day didn't start that way.
Cousins wasn't even 100-percent sure that the round was going to happen. Pulling up to the Trump National security gate, the gravity of the day did not hit Cousins until the guards responded to their names with, "Oh, you're the POTUS' guests."
From there, politics was as far away as the White House or Cousins' hometown of Holland, Mich.
After the round, which took well under three hours, the golf group sat down to lunch in the Trump National grill, where a traditional All-American lunch was served.
As an avid sports fan, the Commander-in-Chief talked to Cousins about everything the average weekend golfer would want to talk about.
He posed the same question everyone in the D.M.V. is asking, wanting to know if Cousins will be back with the Redskins in 2018.
In typical Kirk fashion, the answer to the President was consistent with what he has been saying to the public, not giving specifics on the status of contract talks and focusing on football.
The President spoke of his great friendship with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and inquired with the rest of the group on who they believe would win the NBA Finals (The Warriors led the Cavaliers 3-1 at the time).
The President also asked the same question sports fans around the country are asking, wanting to know if LeBron James is still the best basketball player on the planet, offering up no answer himself.
It was an incredible experience, one Cousins said would love to replicate with former presidents Barack Obama or George W. Bush, both avid golfers themselves.
After all, who wouldn't love to play a three-hour round of a golf on a beautiful Saturday afternoon?
CSN's Mitch Tischler contributed to this story.