Tiger Woods Receives Backlash For Trump Support

ESPN’s Max Kellerman spoke about recent news of Tiger Woods telling Americans to “respect the presidency” in regards to President Trump.

Kellerman said Woods’ comments bother him and makes him “angry.”

“I want to say something about what Tiger Woods said now,” Kellerman said. “It really bothers me. I’m angry at what Tiger Woods said. It is a thoughtless statement dressed up as a thoughtful statement. 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.”

  • backrow

    get a life, nobody hates worse than the fourth estate. You people are disgusting at best.

  • David Smith

    Kellerman just acts like another arrogant, overentitled, crappy journalist trying to fit in with the rest of his Libtard cronies. Hey Max, try some critical thinking for a change ! Who knows maybe you’ll surprise everyone with some real news !

  • le3845

    Shut it Max-no one here gives a crap what you think. I just got a lot of newfound respect for Tiger.

  • Jaron Gant Joyner

    Kellerman-Will get over it-Your Bias and Hate is really Showing-And Frankly President Trump-Supporters are very “MAD”-And SICK of People like You.You have the same Syndrome that Maddow has-Wish they would Find a Treatment for you-Because it’s really time-For it to END.!!!!

  • mike skinner

    they are all upset because tiger would not criticize the president. he also did not show strong support for the president. they think everyone should just hate trump and if you don’t agree with that way of thinking then you are not with them.

    • whitlepk

      You have summed it up very well, my friend.

  • Nikita63

    Bravo Tiger! Along with Kanye Wand other Blacks who see Truth and refuse to be intimidated by those who wish in their Progressive Democratic oppression to CONTROL every aspect of YOUR life, you are ALL to be congratulated. I admire your willingness to be TRUTHFUL when those who criticize you for it WILL NOT BE! i
    am another who is like minded and will not be intimidted and WILL speak as I see fir based on pragmatic reality, no the lies of a party agenda. Those who cannot think for themselves are pathetic; they are also nearly one of 2 things exclusively: Progressive Democrats, or RINOS who are Counterfeit conservatives who lack traditionbal Values or morality AND ARE MORE LOYAL TO U.N. AGENDA 21 AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER CHERISHED BY THE OBAMA DEEP STATE, than to the u.s. constitution they are SWORN to defend and uphold againsrt all enemies, foreign and domestic not to become such!

  • David Gaines

    It’s amazing to me how these overpaid anchor aholes think their opinion is worth so much more than others…I don’t think Tiger said anything out of the way…respect the office…just like respect the flag…I wonder if Kellerman is going to refuse the money Trump’s tax cuts saved him………

  • Chuck Bennett

    It always comes back to this…we the people have the right to choose who we support. Why is the left trying to take that right away?

  • Jeannie

    How sad it is that one can not support the duly elected PRESIDENT OF THE UNTIED STATES without getting condemned. No one condemned these people who supported b HUSSEIN o. I did not delete friendships because they supported b HUSSEIN o….but people on the left are not the party of tolerance. They are the party of intolerance, hatred and violence. Stop, think and take a good look at yourselves so full of hate…God help us all if the democRATS take over.


    Tiger Woods said what the Libs kept telling us when the Kenyan was in office.. now they don’t like it when it’s reversed.

    • BoundlessExistence

      No Kenyan has ever been “in office”! You are a delusional idiot, quit flushing your meds!

      • FLHTCU

        I’ll take obama at his word, before running for office he claimed at least 3 differant times on the air that he was from Kenya, his wife said it on TV, his book cover said it for 15 years, before it was politically incorrect, and the only Birth Certificate I’ve seen that has NOT been proven a forgery was from the Coast Province General Hospital, Mombasa, British Protectorate of Kenya (ie: born a British Subject). Besides, it’s fun to bait trolls.

  • john jones

    this jerk should be covering sports not politics. the problem with sports is athletes want to set around and cry about a slight injury while making millions of dollars a year and spend their time sitting on the bench keeping up with something they know nothing about. POLITICS.

  • survivor33

    To Max Kellerman of ESPN, you say you have standards to live up to, well you are not living up to your job’s standards. Just because Tiger is black and an ICOM in sports don’t mean he can’t say what he wants or feels just like YOU ANNOUNDERS/OR SO CALLED JOURNALIST want him to say or act. You, infact, makes me angry in the things you say … what? Get over it, you are a NOBODY TO THE BETTER PART OF AMERICAN CITIZENS.

  • Dexter L. Wilson

    This is just like the fact that CNN will hire Muslims and Communists but would never hire a Born Again Holy Spirit Filled Christian. Funny they choose the Religion that can lie to unbelievers (taquiya) but won’t hire a true believer in Christ just as 52 of the 55 founders who worked on the Constitution. Implying that Tiger Woods is an Uncle Tom because he can appreciate a true believer in entrepreneurs.

  • ahrcshaw

    The sky if falling, the sky is falling, identity politics, if your not a Progressive Socialist Liberal Democrat, you are scum, fake, a racist, or anything else they want to call you. But what is really a problem is the HATE toward everyone who opposes them. The apparent HATE for this country! The HATE with no real bases! On top of all the hate, the followers do not have the sense to see through the leaders garbage. Share the wealth, entitlements, ya! As long as it I don’t have to share anything. Name one, true socialist leader who is not RICH! Name one true socialist leader who did not gain their wealth through Capitalism, or Tyranny? And this is what these blind followers want?

  • Al Wunsch

    Tiger shows class and intelligence. Let’s keep politics, especially leftist crap, out of sports. Good for Tiger.

  • Ken

    A sick mind utters only sick things. You do not have to support the things Trump does, but you should respect and honor the President of this great country. He won fair and square. Get over it.

  • frantantoni

    Stick to “reporting ” on sports events, Maxie boy. You are another example of the “FAKE” news media. We are tired of fake, phony politicians who act “presidential”, but are screwing us daily. Trump may be rough around the edges, but that is what America needs, a street fighter who is on OUR side.