Donald Trump: 9 Athletes Who Supported the President-elect

9 Athletes Who Have Publicly Supported Donald Trump

Donald Trump (L) has Bobby Knight’s support | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

If you’re sick and tired of seeing Donald Trump’s face everywhere, you’re in for some bad news. As much as it plagues us to admit, The Donald isn’t going anywhere anytime soon; as he was elected to become the 45th President of the United States of America.

Obviously, this was a contentious election and emotions have run high on both sides. In some cases, athletes decided to support the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. That’s their right, of course, as athletes are still private citizens who can give endorsements as they see fit (and, obviously, don’t have to support anyone at all), but here we decided to take a look at which athletes have gone out of their way to publicly support a candidate. In this particular case, these nine individuals are all about Team Trump.

1. John Daly

9 Athletes Who Have Publicly Supported Donald Trump

John Daly in a nutshell | Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Many people know golfer John Daly more for his flashy outfits than his political affiliation. However, once Donald Trump threw his hat in the presidential ring, those two things went hand in hand. After all, as Daly notes, Trump isn’t about politics, he’s about business. Of course, if the golfer’s initial endorsement isn’t glowing enough for you, there’s plenty more where that came from.

During a conference call back in May, Daly wasn’t shy in expressing his overwhelming support for a Trump presidency:

Well, I’ve known Donald forever, and I know the bad things they say about Donald Trump is not true because I’ve known him as a friend for so long. I’ve seen what he’s done for all types of people. I know how many people call him a racist and all this, and it just makes me sick because he’s not. I’ve known him too long. I’ve seen what he does with kids, I know what he does with charities, and the thing I love about Donald, it’s time this country is run by a businessman and not people with their hands out, and Donald doesn’t have his hands out.

I not only consider him as a friend, but if people get to know Donald Trump, I think they’ll know what I’m talking about. He’s one of the greatest human beings I’ve ever met in my life, and I love him as a dear friend, and you’re dang right he’ll get my vote.