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While major news networks have struggled to figure out the right way to cover the Trump administration, political satirists like Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, and Seth Meyers have demonstrated why comedy can be such a powerful antidote to bullshit. Follow Strikethrough on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/CarlosMazaVox/ The first few months of the Trump administration have been a goldmine for late-night comedians and political satirists. Shows like Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, Saturday Night Live, and Late Night With Seth Meyers have enjoyed ratings boosts thanks to their regular lampooning of the Trump White House. But beyond the jokes and sight gags, political satirists have done an excellent job of seriously covering the Trump administration — sometimes even better than major TV news networks. And that’s because while traditional journalists feel compelled to take President Trump’s often absurd statements and conspiracy theories seriously, political satirists have demonstrated an extremely low tolerance for bullshit.
Tiger Woods has always been one of the most vanilla interviews in sports. He’ll give plenty of insight into his game, talk about that birdie on the 8th hole, how true the putts are rolling, but that’s really about it. He rarely veers off course by offering the public a glimpse into his personal life.
So, when asked Sunday about his “friendly” relationship with Donald Trump in light of the president’s policies on immigration and his sparring with athletes like LeBron James, Woods’s answer doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
It was pure Tiger:
‘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 didn’t offer much in regard to the extent of their friendship, either.
“I’ve known Donald for a number of years,’’ he said following the final round of the Northern Trust NTRS, +1.95% tournament in New Jersey. “We’ve played golf together. We’ve had dinner together. I’ve known him pre-presidency and obviously during his presidency.’’
What does Trump think of how Woods handled the question?
The Fake News Media worked hard to get Tiger Woods to say something that he didn’t want to say. Tiger wouldn’t play the game – he is very smart. More importantly, he is playing great golf again!
Woods has reportedly golfed with Trump on multiple occasions, including after he was elected in 2016 and again last year at Thanksgiving with pro golfers Dustin Johnson and Brad Faxon. Woods has also hit the links with Presidents Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama.
Maggie Haberman, a New York Times White House correspondent and CNN political analyst, spoke about covering the White House. Among the areas she talked about were the mechanics of the daily press briefings and how information is disseminated by the White House to the press. Recorded July 21st, 2018