ESPN’s “First Take”‘s Max Kellerman went berserk on Tiger Woods for saying he respected the office of the president. Kellerman was fuming when he commented on Woods’ response after a reporter asked him about his relationship with President Trump:
“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.”
It’s no secret that Kellerman is not a Trump fan. He slammed the president last September in a tweet.
ESPN’s Kellermann went off the rails over Tiger’s response…saying it was a “thoughtless statement dressed up as a thoughtful statement:
Kellerman continued: “And it either holds in contempt the intelligence of people who hear it or else it’s just a stupid thing to say. … To say you must have respect for the office. Tiger, be clear. Are you saying that the office, therefore, confers respect on to its present temporary occupant? No. Having respect for the office means principally, in my view, is the office holder should have respect for the office.”
“We are held to a standard of behavior, we at our jobs, right, people in their daily lives. The president, if anything, is held to a higher standard of behavior. It is not such that we have such great respect for the office that no matter what the behavior of its occupant, we must respect the occupant because of the office. No. Tiger Woods is being slick. We must respect the office therefore that confers respect to the occupant. Tiger, is that is what you are saying? If that is what you are saying, that is a stupid comment.”
Tiger Woods has known President Trump for a number of years and had this to say:
“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.”
The president tweeted support to Tiger after the golf legend didn’t respond in the manner the media wanted:
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
Way to go Tiger! He didn’t buy into the group-think from all of the leftist reporters.