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Donald Trump Praises Tiger Woods and Jim Brown on Twitter

The president had only positive things to say about the athletes, both of whom recently defended him in interviews

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President Donald Trump praised both golf star Tiger Woods and football legend Jim Brown Monday on Twitter.

Woods recently made waves for refusing to bash the president when reporters tried to bait him on the subject. But he wasn’t having any of that.

And the NFL legend, for his part, recently spoke positively about the chief executive in an interview.

“Thank you to the great @JimBrownNFL32, perhaps the greatest running back of all time, for your wonderful words and support. Since our meeting in New York, African-American UNEMPLOYMENT has reached the LOWEST LEVEL IN HISTORY. You get it!” Trump tweeted about Brown.

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The former Cleveland Brown running back recently said he was “pulling for the president.”

He also acknowledged that his position would earn him a lot of blowback from the “black community.”

“Now, that would make me very unpopular in the black community, very unpopular with a lot of Americans, but I think that there are certain good things that are coming out of this presidency because we’ve never seen anything like it,” Brown said.

As for Tiger Woods, Trump said the golfer was “very smart.”

“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!” the president tweeted.

Woods was pressured over the weekend at a golf tournament in Paramus, New Jersey, to bash the president, but he responded by saying he has “respect” for Trump’s office.

Related: Tiger Woods Refuses to Slam the President After His Sunday Golf Tournament

“Well, 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 said.

The golf superstar was also asked to make comments about race relations in this country — which he declined to do, as Fox News and others noted.

“No. I just finished 72 holes, and [I’m] really hungry,” Woods told reporters.

The golfer then moved on to other questions.

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