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Rory McIlroy Responds to Criticism for Golfing With Trump: Calling Me a Fascist Is ‘Ridiculous’

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President Trump played golf a few days ago with pro golfer Rory McIlroy, and yesterday McIlroy posted a statement in response to criticism he’s received for golfing with the president.

Trump and McIlroy played a full round of golf––a brief, minor controversy a spokesperson had to clear up arose over that––in Palm Beach last weekend.

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McIlroy got some criticism over it, like this tweet from Paul Krugman:

That was in response to the following statement McIlroy posted defending himself. He called it “ridiculous” that he’s being called a fascist or bigot over a golf game with the president:

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