Tiger Woods Is Asked About Trump, Trump Loves His Reply

Tiger didn't take the bait from the 'fake news media,' he tweets
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2018 9:51 AM CDT
Trump Praises Tiger Woods' Restraint
Tiger Woods waits to play on the fourth hole during the final round of the Northern Trust golf tournament, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Paramus, NJ.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

President Trump thinks Tiger Woods' interviewing skills are as good as his golf ones, or so he suggested in a Monday tweet. After finishing up the Northern Trust tourney Sunday, the golfer was asked by the press about his relationship with Trump, whom he has golfed with on several occasions. Woods said simply, "I've known him pre-presidency and obviously during his presidency," adding that they've both golfed and dined together. ESPN reports he was then "pressed" about what appears to be a warm relationship. His response: "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.''

He was finally asked if he had comments about race in America, and said, "No. I just finished 72 holes and am really hungry.'' Trump's Monday reply on Twitter: "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!" The great golf part is debatable: The AP reports he tied for 40th place, 14 shots behind winner Bryson DeChambeau. (Though he did come close at the British Open.)

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