Jack Nicklaus endorses Donald Trump ahead of US presidential election


In a social media post, the 18-time big winner and arguably the greatest golfer of all time wrote that “Trump’s love for America and its citizens, and putting his country first, has come out loud” during the president’s first term.

Trump pinned the tweet to the top of his Twitter profile, describing the endorsement as a “great honor.”

Nicklaus added in his statement: “I have had the privilege over the past three and a half years to get to know our current President a little more as his tenure has progressed.

“I was very disappointed with what he had to endure in so many areas, but with that I saw a determination and determination to do what is right for our country.

“He kept his promises. It worked for the average person. “The 80-year-old concluded the post by saying that he “strongly recommends that you consider Donald J. Trump for another four years. I certainly voted and I have already voted for him! “

Nicklaus’ tweet was widely shared and received over 20,000 responses.

Dubbed the Golden Bear, Nicklaus captured his record of 18 major titles between 1962 and 1986 and also claimed 73 PGA Tour victories during his career. Only Sam Snead and Tiger Woods, both with 82, have more.

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Nicklaus has played golf with Trump in the past and told Bloomberg that the president “plays a lot like me – he never really completes a lot of holes, but he can hit the ball and he comes out and plays and he just likes it. . ”

He said earlier this year that he and his wife both tested positive for Covid-19 in March, but were “very, very lucky” that he had a sore throat and a cough and that his wife Barbara was asymptomatic.

Sports stars register to vote

Meanwhile, the NFL announced that 90% of active players are registered to vote.

The league and its players’ association launched NFL Votes and #AthleteAndVoter initiatives in August to “encourage voter education, registration and activation,” and since then, several clubs have registered all of their players to vote.

The NFL also said half of the league’s teams use their stadiums and / or stadium facilities for “election-related activities,” including advance voting or polling sites on Election Day.

A number of athletes, including NFL stars Odell Beckham Jr. and Patrick Mahomes, Lakers star LeBron James and sprinter Allyson Felix, have also spoken out against voter suppression with the launch of the “More Than A Vote ”.

Across the United States, counties with larger minority populations have fewer polling stations and polling agents per voter, and since 2010, the number of states that have imposed voter identification restrictions has been increasing. rose to 36, according to an ACLU report earlier this year.

More specifically, the “More Than A Vote” campaign aims to enable the black community to “know their voting rights” before the elections.

During a conversation with former President Barrack Obama for the HBO series “The Shop,” James recently revealed that he believes his mother voted for the first time in this election.

“She sent me a video today, after voting that she had her sticker on her chest, she was so proud of herself and I was so proud of her,” James said.

“It’s a beautiful thing. There is change. “


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