DigiBlogs: McIlroy: Taking part in with Trump ‘not an endorsement’


In a statement posted on Twitter on Friday, McIlroy explained he was invited to participate in a spherical of golf with the President previous weekend, and that irrespective of whether or not 1 respects the man or woman in that posture, “you regard the workplace that he holds.”

His statement follows a backlash on social media from fans angered by his conclusion to participate in with Trump.

McIlroy, a qualified golfer from Northern Eire, points out that he also performs golf with mates and relatives even when he won’t concur with everything they say or do.

“It was, really just, a spherical of golf. Golfing was our prevalent floor, nothing at all else,” he explained.

“I’ve travelled all more than the world and have been fortuitous sufficient to befriend people today from many distinct nations, beliefs and cultures.

“To be known as a fascist and a bigot by some people today since I used time in someone’s organization is just preposterous. I hope, to some degree, this clarifies my conclusion to take the invitation.”

According to a picture posted by Clear Sports activities, a golf engineering organization, McIlroy, 1 of the leading-ranked golfers in the world, strike the links with the US President at his Trump Intercontinental Golfing Club in Florida.

McIlroy later instructed No Laying Up, a golf blog, that he performed a entire 18 holes with the President. The picture also reveals the CEO of Clear Sports activities, Garry Singer, and Paul O’Neill, the former New York Yankees correct fielder, though No Laying Up claims in its blog put up that they were being not a portion of the grouping for the video game.

McIlroy is quoted by No Laying Up as declaring that Trump “probably shot about eighty” via 18 holes, 8 strokes higher than the course’s par seventy two format. “He is a first rate player for a person in his 70’s!” he reportedly explained.

The reported 18 holes of golf contradicted how White Home spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders explained Trump’s pay a visit to to the golf class through a briefing with reporters on Sunday, when she explained he “performed a couple of holes.”

Confronted by McIlroy’s comments about enjoying 18 holes with the President, Sanders explained the President “intended to participate in a few holes and resolved to participate in extended.”