The Golf Channel, by the way, is owned by NBC Universal along with NBC, a network Trump called “despicable” last week.
“I have known Donald for long time, through the game of golf. He’s been very supportive of a lot of things I have done,” Nicklaus said, again per Deadline. “I think he’s going to be good in the office, going to do a good job.
“But, I’m very supportive of all our presidents,” Nicklaus added.
In spirit, perhaps. But a search of the Federal Election Commission campaign-contribution database shows that Nicklaus has given financial support almost solely to Republican candidates, both for president and Congress.
Trump also was in attendance when Nicklaus was presented with a Congressional Gold Medal in March 2015.