Jack Nicklaus throws support behind Trump: 'He's worked for the average person'

Jack Nicklaus receives backlash following statement on why he voted for Trump

Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus told the world Wednesday who he voted for in this year's USA presidential election: the incumbent, Donald Trump.

Nicklaus, 80, claimed that that Trump "has been more diverse than any President I have seen and has tried to help people from all walks of life - equally".

He acknowledged that many people may not like what the president says or tweets, "and trust me, I have told him that", but at the same time, "I've learned to look past that and focus on what he's tried to accomplish".

"I also believe that Donald Trump's policies will bring the American Dream to many families across the nation who are still trying to achieve it", Nicklaus said. "Now, you have the opportunity to take action".

President Trump and Nicklaus have played rounds of golf together on multiple occasions.

Nicklaus received some support for his statement, but many other respondents said they had lost respect for arguably the greatest golfer of all time.

Previous year the golfer, considered by many to be the best of all time, lobbied Mr. Trump to swing more government funding for his mobile children's hospitals project in Miami, Politico reported.

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Separately, he re-posted President Trump's post on Nicklaus' endorsement and captioned that photo: "Never a doubt".

The legendary golfer went on to acknowledge that he understands why some have a problem with things that Trump says or tweets.

Golfing Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez, however, thanked Nicklaus on Thursday for the post.

A supporter of President Donald Trump shouts as Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Phoenix. In November 2016, while Cutler was in his final season as the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears, he said he was "happy" with the result of the just-completed election.

Jack Nicklaus and Jay Cutler's endorsement of Trump should not be offensive to anyone.

Nicklaus said that he voted for Trump and that anyone who was against socialism should vote for him as well.

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