After his final-round 70 at The Northern Trust, a New York Times activist/reporter attempted to drag Tiger Woods into America’s political battlefield for the sin of having a relationship with the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.
Woods, though, wouldn’t take the bait, and instead of cowering like a chicken, or even surrendering to the enemies of free speech/thought – as most Trump-supporting athletes do when confronted with this oft-used bullying tactic, a confident (and hungry) Woods schooled the liberal activist.
After taking a few questions from the regulars in the golf media, the NYT activist/reporter jumped in and asked Woods if his relationship with the president was “personal or professional.”
“Well, I’ve known Donald for a number of years. We’ve played golf together. We’ve had dinner together. I’ve known him pre-presidency and obviously during his presidency,” Woods politely answered.
The activist/reporter wasn’t satisfied, and then asked Tiger what he would say to Democrats who hate the president, “especially people of color” threatened by his policies (Black Unemployment Falls to Lowest Levels Since 1972 Ed.).
“Well, he’s the President of the United States. You have to respect the office. No matter who is in the office, you may like, dislike personality or the politics, but we all must respect the office,” continued Woods.
The activist/reporter, though, wasn’t finished, and then asked Woods if he had “anything more broadly to say about the state and the discourse of race relations.”
Woods replied, “No. I’m just finished 72 holes and really hungry.”
Outkick the Coverage’s Clay Travis, author of the new book ‘Republicans Buy Sneakers Too: How the Left Is Ruining Sports with Politics’ (Sep 2018), gave Woods high marks for his answer:
This is a great example of sports media attempting to drag Tiger Woods — and all of golf — into MSESPN era. Smart answer from Tiger here. He’s the modern day Michael Jordan, appeal to everyone by dominating in your sport not by SJW’ing like crazy. Republicans buy sneakers too. https://t.co/KckIq7r0xY
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 26, 2018
On Twitter, plenty of fed up sports fans had similar reactions to this one:
Tiger Woods basically tells a race-baiting jackoff from the @nytimes to pound sand.
I’m not sure what’s better—his iron play or how he handles subversive media cockroaches. https://t.co/C33G54Ertc
— pearsonified (@pearsonified) August 26, 2018
Update: The president caught wind of the “Fake News Media” tactic, and summarized it in a tweet:
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