Ohio native and golf legend Jack Nicklaus issues endorsement for President Trump

Ohio native and golf legend Jack Nicklaus issues endorsement for President Trump
Jack Nicklaus watches during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament, Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) (Source: AP)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Jack Nicklaus said he has “learned to look past” President Donald Trump’s tweets while officially endorsing him over Democratic candidate former Vice President Joe Biden.

The Ohio native, who said he has come to know several presidents from both political parties personally over the years, issued a statement in support of President Trump on Wednesday night, less than a week before Election Day.

“I have been very disappointed at what he’s had to put up with from many directions, but with that, I have seen a resolve and a determination to do the right thing for our country,” Nicklaus wrote. “He has delivered on his promises. He’s worked for the average person.”

Nicklaus also addressed some of the issues the president has been criticized for during his term, including his use of Twitter.

“But if we want to continue to have the opportunity to pursue the American Dream, and not evolve into a socialist America and have the government run your life, then I strongly recommend you consider Donald J. Trump for another 4 years,” the golf legend added.

President Trump responded to Nicklaus, calling his endorsement a “Great Honor.”

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