The so-called mainstream media cannot stop talking about Donald Trump.
And the sports media is even further left than the political media.
Now a sports reporter lost it when Trump made one comment about a golf tournament.
The controversy over the LIV Golf Tour backed by Saudi Arabia continues.
And sports reporter Bob Costas is hopping mad that Donald Trump participated in an event at his Bedminster Golf Club.
Costas appeared on CNN with Brianna Keilar to rant about Trump’s involvement.
Keilar said to Costas, “Former President Trump is going to tee off with two other former PGA golfers who also joined this LIV league. Trump has been criticized by families and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attack for hosting the tournament and for working with the man that U.S. intelligence says is responsible for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi…Bob, this is all happening so close to the World Trade Center. It is happening in the shadow of it.”
The Democrats’ posture toward Saudi Arabia changes when the wind blows.
Just last week many on the left were downplaying Joe Biden’s trip to Saudi Arabia where he shared a fist-bump with Prince Mohammed bin Salman and begged him for oil because his policies knee-capped American energy production.
And Democrats protested in favor of a mosque being built near ground zero, but a golf tournament with American golfers is beyond the pale.
Costas replied, “Some 700 plus of the victims on 9/11, 21 years ago, were from New Jersey, some of them from the Bedminster area. So the 9/11 families are very hurt about this, very upset, there will be protests outside the grounds, but if we learned anything about Donald Trump, which it shouldn’t have taken very long to learn, is that he doesn’t care about any principle, including American democracy or any person, he cares about nothing other than his own perceived self-interests. And then there’s the aspect of grievance and revenge. He was upset because the PGA pulled out following Jan. 6 the last year. Following those events, they pulled the PGA tournament from the Bedminster course. So this is an element of grievance on his part because, as we all know, he is, after all, the most persecuted man in American history, and he’s qualified to say that because he’s a scholar of history.”
So Trump playing golf is now a threat to American democracy.
Trump criticized the PGA for creating the conditions for the LIV tournament in the first place.
He wrote on Truth Social, “So INTERESTING to see the PGA Tour finally start to treat its players fairly now that the LIV Tour has opened to such a big BANG…They have finally increased purses to players, substantially, and I am sure will soon be reducing their massive executive salaries in order to make things work.”
Costas is exemplary of the left-wing sports media, which tends to skew even further left than he does.
Costas put his politics front and center when he went on a gun control rant in the middle of a broadcast.
This is what has become of the sports world.