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Pro-golfer, Lexi Thompson, Leaves Social Media After Golfing With Trump and Limbaugh

Professional golfer, Lexi Thompson, sent a message to her fans on Instagram on Sunday saying she’d be taking a break from social media. The golfer had golfed with President Trump and political pundit, Rush Limbaugh, over the Easter weekend. She said the break was because she had become “too involved with [social media].”

 

Reality is, since the White House posted photos of the golfer with President Trump and Limbaugh, Thompson’s social media accounts had been inundated with hate filled comments.

Sahil Kapur, a reporter for Bloomberg Politics, also tweeted photos of the meeting to a slew of negative comments.

 

“Hey everybody, just want to say I will be taking a break from social media,” she wrote on her Instagram account. “If I post it will be from my management team for me. I’m too involved with it, and to read some of the hurtful things being said to me lately isn’t fair and I’m not dealing with it. Thank you to my true fans out there I will be back on but I’m going to be focusing on me right now and my life. Thanks for understanding.”

Thompson is a frequent Trump golf partner

Thompson has golfed with the president often, along with her brothers. She said in Golf Digest in 2017 that golfing with him is “interesting” considering the heavy security presence. “I’m not into politics,” she said. “So honestly I can’t even ask him anything.”

Thompson heads into May as the world’s No. 8 ranked LPGA golfer in the Rolex Rankings.

Trump often plays a few rounds with current and former professional golfers. In Februray he golfed with Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus at Trump National Jupiter, a course with Nicklaus designed.

“He’s the President of the United States. You have to respect the office,” Woods said. “No matter who is in the office, you may like, dislike personality or the politics, but we all must respect the office.”

Woods won the 2019 Masters’ Tournament.

 

Sarah Morton

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