Tiger Woods' 'respect the workplace' statement about Trump blasted by ESPN host Max Kellerman
ESPN&rsquos Max Kellerman stated Monday on &ldquoFirst Take&rdquo that Tiger Woods&rsquo response to inquiries about President Trump made him &ldquoangry.&rdquo
Woods was asked soon after the final round of The Northern Trust on Sunday about his partnership with Trump and he urged folks to respect the workplace of the president.
&ldquoHe’s the president of the United States. You have to respect the office. No matter who is in the workplace, you might like, dislike character or the politics, but we all have to respect the workplace,&rdquo he said.
Kellerman blasted Woods&rsquo remarks, saying it was a &ldquothoughtless statement dressed up as a thoughtful statement.&rdquo
&ldquoAnd it either holds in contempt the intelligence of individuals who hear it or else it&rsquos just a stupid factor to say. &hellip To say you should have respect for the workplace &mdash Tiger, be clear. Are you saying that the office, therefore, confers respect onto its present temporary occupant? No. Getting respect for the office indicates principally, in my view, is the office holder need to have respect for the office,&rdquo he mentioned.
The co-host continued: &ldquoWe are held to a common of behavior, we at our jobs, proper, men and women in their daily lives. The president, if something, is held to a greater regular of behavior. It is not such that we have such wonderful respect for the workplace that no matter what the behavior of its occupant, we need to respect the occupant simply because of the workplace. No. Tiger Woods &hellip is being slick. We must respect the office consequently 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.&rdquo
Trump and Woods have been golfing partners for years and have remained in touch considering that Trump took office.
&ldquoWell, I&rsquove identified Donald for a number of years,&rdquo Woods said. &ldquoWe’ve played golf collectively. We’ve had dinner with each other. I’ve recognized him pre-presidency and naturally in the course of his presidency.&rdquo
The golf star was then asked to comment about race relations in the nation, which he declined to do.
&ldquoNo. I just completed 72 holes and (am) really hungry,&rdquo Woods mentioned and moved on to queries that have been relevant to his functionality at the tournament that day.
This wasn’t the very first time that ESPN has been caught in the middle of political opinions offered by liberal hosts and anchors. The network has been accused of spending too considerably time covering Colin Kaepernick&rsquos protest of the National Anthem and was criticized for awarding the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Caitlyn Jenner.
In addition, struggling morning show &ldquoGet Up!&rdquo was in problems ahead of it even debuted right after a function in The Hollywood Reporter headlined &ldquoESPN Plans to Wake up Woke with New Morning Show&rdquo implied that the show would dabble in politics. ESPN insiders had been fuming at the story&rsquos headline, and to its credit, &ldquoGet Up!&rdquo has avoided political headlines. However, quickly-to-be-former co-host Michelle Beadle &ndash an outspoken feminist &ndash was lately reassigned. Final week Beadle declared that she was finished watching football since of the way the NFL and NCAA have responded to domestic violence controversies. She will now concentrate on NBA coverage.
Final year, ESPN star Jemele Hill famously called President Trump a &ldquowhite supremacist&rdquo on Twitter and was at some point re-assigned. In September 2017, Hill tweeted, &ldquoDonald Trump is a white supremacist who has surrounded himself with other white supremacists.&rdquo Hill also referred to as Trump a &ldquobigot&rdquo and &ldquounqualified and unfit to be president.&rdquo She added, &ldquoIf he were not white, he never would have been elected.&rdquo
Hill&rsquos anti-Trump comments caught the consideration of the White Residence and Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who mentioned she regarded as the rhetoric a &ldquofireable offense.&rdquo Trump even got involved himself, mocking Hill and ESPN&rsquos lackluster ratings.
A buyout of Hill&rsquos reported $two.five million-per-year contract has been completed and her last day will be Friday, sources told the New York Post.
Fox News&rsquo Brian Flood and Lukas Mikelionis contributed to this report.
Published at Tue, 28 Aug 2018 14:45:00 +0000