×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: Donald Trump | rory mcIlroy | defends | golf | trump

Golfer Rory McIlroy Defends Hitting Links With Trump

Golfer Rory McIlroy Defends Hitting Links With Trump

(Photo by Mark Sims/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 24 February 2017 09:13 PM

A week after professional golfer Rory McIlroy hit the links with President Donald Trump, he is defending himself after facing a firestorm of criticism from the anti-Trump crowd.

McIlroy played with Trump, former baseball player Paul Paul O'Neill, and Garry Singer, the CEO of golf company Clear Sports, at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. last weekend.

After receiving criticism for his decision to play with the president, McIlroy posted a statement on Twitter Friday to add some clarity to the discussion.

Two weeks ago after professional golfer Ernie Els accepted an invitation to play with Trump, he received similar criticism. Els later told The New York Times, "He is the president at the moment. If it was Barack Obama, I would have played. If it was Hillary Clinton, I would have played."

© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


US
A week after professional golfer Rory McIlroy hit the links with President Donald Trump, he is defending himself after facing a firestorm of criticism from the anti-Trump crowd.
rory mcIlroy, defends, golf, trump
143
2017-13-24
Friday, 24 February 2017 09:13 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App