according to McIlroy defended his decision to engage with President Trump, and lashed out at those who’d called him a ‘fascist’ and a ‘bigot’ for doing so.
Golfing ace Rory McIlroy last night hit out at critics who attacked him for playing golf with controversial US President Donald Trump.
His forthright Twitter comments last night follow a wave of criticism he received after accepting an invitation from President Trump to play a round of golf at the Trump International in Florida.
I have other things that I’m interested in and passionate about.”
“Last week, I was invited to play golf with the President of the United States”, the former world No 1 tweeted.
As it stated in ADVERTISEMENT“I don’t agree with everything my friends or family say or do, but I still play golf with them,” McIlroy wrote.
Trump is a keen golfer and McIlroy, a four-time major winner, accepted an offer from the commander-in-chief to join him for a round at the Trump International Golf Club in Florida last weekend.
“This wasn’t an endorsement nor a political statement of any kind,” McIlroy wrote.
Former world number one Rory McIlroy hit back at critics on Friday, saying his decision to play a round with US President Donald Trump “wasn’t an endorsement nor a political statement of any kind”.
“Last week, I was invited to play golf with the President of the United States.
Pro golfer Rory McIlroy faces social media backlash after ‘just a round of golf’ with Trump – TheBlaze
As it stated in “Last week I was invited to play golf with the President of the United States.
Top-ranked Irish golfer Rory McIlroy accepted an invitation to play golf last weekend with President Donald Trump and ended up defending himself Friday against a social media backlash for playing what McIlroy called, “quite simply, a round of golf.”Sky News reports that McIlroy was invited to play with Trump at the president’s Trump International course in Florida last weekend.
Whether you respect the person who holds that position or not, you respect the office that he holds,” McIlroy wrote.
“To be called a fascist and a bigot by some people because I spent time in someone’s company is just ridiculous.
I hope, to some degree, this clarifies my decision to accept the invitation.”According to CNN, McIlroy told golf blog No Laying Up that he played a full 18 holes with the President.
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