'It's not the way a leader should act' - Rory McIlroy speaks out against Donald Trump
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'It's not the way a leader should act' - Rory McIlroy speaks out against Donald Trump

RORY MCILROY has spoken out against President Donald Trump and his handling of the coronavirus outbreak. 

The Northern Irishman courted controversy back in 2017 after playing a round of golf with the President in a move many saw as an endorsement of the Republican leader. 

However, McIlroy told the McKellar Golf Podcast he has no plans to hit the links with Trump again during an interview hitting out at the President’s approach to the pandemic. 

"We're in the midst of something that's pretty serious right now," McIlroy said. 

"The fact that he's trying to politicise it and make it a campaign rally and say that we administer the most tests in the world, like it's a contest - there's some stuff that just is terrible. 

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"It's not the way a leader should act." 

"The day that I did spend with him and others was very enjoyable," McIlroy added.  

"That doesn't mean that I agree with everything or, in fact, anything that he says." 

"I don't know if he would want to play with me again after what I just said," he said.  

"I probably wouldn't again." 

McIlroy was speaking ahead of the TaylorMade Driver Relief event, a special charity skins game he is taking part in to raise money for organisations helping with relief efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The White House has so far failed to respond to the World No.1's comments.

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Trump also has yet to comment on Twitter.