Ever since Donald Trump became the presumptive GOP nominee, he’s been getting some huge endorsements from people of all walks of life. He just picked up yet another major endorsement, and this time it’s from a sports legend who knows him rather well.
Over the weekend, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy threw his weight behind Trump while saying it’s up to the GOP to unify behind their nominee. That was right after Trump graciously accepted the coveted endorsement offered by the National Rifle Association on Friday, and both Gowdy and the NRA joined the ranks of millions of Americans hoping to “Make America Great Again.”
Then in an interview with CBS News, golfing legend Jack Nicklaus weighed in on presidential politics, and offered a rather compelling reason for why he’s supporting The Donald in his quest to be the leader of the free world. Nicklaus doesn’t seem to mind that the billionaire can be a bit brash at times because he believes that Trump is doing what nobody has been able to do in a long time – wake the country up as to what’s going on with our government.
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“Donald is terrific. I have done several things with Donald with golf courses. He’s absolutely treated me great. He’s been above board. He’s done whatever I want to as long as it’s reasonable.
I like what Donald has done. He’s turning America upside down, he’s awakening the country. Is he a politician? Is he as smooth and politically correct as should be?
Probably not. But he will learn. He’s not stupid. He didn’t get where he is being dumb.”
Nicklaus also believes that Trump is a “good man,” and he concluded by saying that “certainly if he’s on the ticket, I’ll be voting for him.”
While celebrity and sorts endorsements really mean little in the grand scheme of things, it is worth noting the caliber of people coalescing behind Trump compared to those supporting Hillary Clinton. Trump is getting the hard-working, patriotic Americans to support him while Hillary is getting the special interests and people who want something for nothing.
That alone should tell people everything they need to know about the two candidates.