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ESPN Host Is Angry At Tiger Woods For His President Trump Comment

Tiger Woods closing his eyes with his hands in his pocket.

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08: Tiger Woods of the United States looks on during the final round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods was asked about President Trump following his final round at The Northern Trust on Sunday afternoon.

Woods, who's played golf with Trump before, was asked about his relationship with the president. He was then asked for some thoughts on how his presidency is going.

The 14-time major champion didn't say much.

“Well, I’ve known Donald for a number of years,” Woods said. “We've played golf together. We've had dinner together. I've known him pre-presidency and obviously during his presidency.”

"He's the president of the United States. You have to respect the office. No matter who is in the office, you may like, dislike personality or the politics, but we all must respect the office."

Woods' comments - or lack thereof - did not sit well with ESPN host Max Kellerman, who unloaded on the golfer on First Take.

Kellerman said it was a "thoughtless statement dressed up as a thoughtful statement.”

He continued:

“And it either holds in contempt the intelligence of people who hear it or else it’s just a stupid thing to say. … To say you must have respect for the office — Tiger, be clear. Are you saying that the office, therefore, confers respect onto its present temporary occupant? No. Having respect for the office means principally, in my view, is the office holder should have respect for the office,” Kellerman said.

“We are held to a standard of behavior, we at our jobs, right, people in their daily lives. The president, if anything, is held to a higher standard of behavior. It is not such that we have such great respect for the office that no matter what the behavior of its occupant, we must respect the occupant because of the office. No. Tiger Woods … is being slick. We must respect the office therefore 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.”

You can watch the full segment below: