Kirsters Baish| This week after golf star Tiger Woods was slammed by members of the press, in particular ESPN, when he refused to publicly attack President Donald Trump when a liberal reporter attempted to bait him. Woods has found a very strong ally who is standing by his side.
This past weekend, a reporter attempted to ask golf pro Tiger Woods about his personal relationship with the President. The two have golfed together numerous times.
As reported by Fox News:
“Well, he’s the President of the United States. You have to respect the office. And no matter who is in the office, you may like, dislike the personality or the politics, but we all must respect the office,” Woods answered.
The hosts of “First Take” on ESPN ridiculed Woods after he gave his answer. Max Kellerman called Woods’ response a horrible answer and “slick.” Stephen A. Smith claimed the golfer wasn’t even “black.”
There was some support for Woods, however.
President Trump backed Woods, explaining that the two were good friends.
Tiger also found support in another big name in the golf world. Legend of golf Jack Nicklaus was questioned about Woods’ comments when he appeared on Fox News Networks’ “Fox and Friends.” He backed up Woods’ statement.
Nicklaus said that Woods – whose 14 major tournament victories are second to Nicklaus’ all-time mark of 18 – handled the question well and that he agrees with his answer.
“No matter who’s president — whether it was Barack Obama or Donald Trump — I think you respect the office, and I’m much in Tiger’s camp on that,” he said.
People were just waiting for ESPN to bully Nicklaus.
Nicklaus is an avid supporter of the President. He actually had the kahunas to tell leftist CBS back in 2016 that Donald Trump was “awakening the country.”
He made an appearance on “Fox and Friends” in order to draw attention to the Folds of Honor’s Patriot Golf Day, which is the United States’ biggest golf fundraiser. The event raises money for the families of fallen military members.