The pair have played golf together in the past, but the subject of cheating has become higher profile since Trump’s election as U.S. President in 2016.
“[T]he funny thing is, everybody wants me to say he was cheating,” Cooper told Billboard in a new interview. “And I say, ‘I don’t know anybody that doesn't cheat at golf.’ When it’s for fun, I mean, I cheat, everybody cheats.” He toed a similar cautious line when asked a similar question in 2012, answering: “The worst celebrity golf cheat? I wish I could tell you that. It would be a shocker. I played golf with Donald Trump one time. That's all I'm going to say.”