Jack Nicklaus Backs Tiger Woods on Trump: 'You Respect the Office' No Matter Who's President
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus backed Tiger Woods' comments about respecting the President of the United States in an interview Wednesday on "Fox & Friends."
Woods shot down questions over the weekend about his relationship with President Trump, urging people to respect the office of the president, while declining to comment on political matters.
At the end of a tournament in New Jersey, Woods was asked if he had anything to say regarding his "friendly relationship" with Trump.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 23, 2016
“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.
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.
Jack Nicklaus: “No matter who’s president, whether it was Barack Obama or Donald Trump, I think you respect the office.” pic.twitter.com/qKVlBMzzfr
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 29, 2018
President Trump tweeted his appreciation for Woods' comments on Monday, saying that he is "very smart" and didn't give in to the "Fake News Media."
The Fake News Media worked hard to get Tiger Woods to say something that he didn’t want to say. Tiger wouldn’t play the game - he is very smart. More importantly, he is playing great golf again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2018
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