Rory McIlroy responds to critics of his round of golf with President Trump
Rory McIlroy released a statement on Friday about playing with POTUS
What a time to be alive.in Florida, and received a ridiculous amount of blowback on social media because of, well, Trump. His Twitter mentions are unmentionable, and the voices were strong enough for him to hear them.
McIlroy released a note on Twitter on Friday to sort of clarify where he was coming from.
“Whether you respect the person who holds that position or not, you respect the office that he holds,” wrote McIlroy. “This wasn’t an endorsement nor a political statement of any kind. It was, quite simply, a round of golf. Golf was our common ground, nothing else.”
You can read the full statement below.
McIlroy also told The Guardian this week that he is simply fascinated by the whole circus of American politics including Trump.
“I’ve said it to the man himself; on a Tuesday night at a tournament, if there was a live [political] debate, I would get room service, stick on CNN and just watch,” McIlroy said to The Guardian. It was pure entertainment, even if you didn’t understand politics it was this complete phenomenon.
“Something like this probably won’t happen again in our lifetime. I’m very attuned to it, I watch a lot of news. You can’t avoid it. I had no interest in politics until a couple of years ago; now I can’t seem to get away from it.”
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