After LA crash, Trump wishes Tiger Woods a speedy recovery
After witnessing a horrific car crash on Tuesday Feb 23, former US President Donald Trump wished golfing hero Tiger Woods a swift recovery.
Woods’ accident took place just before 7:15 a.m. Officials said it was about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of downtown Los Angeles, on the border of the upscale Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes neighborhoods.
“According to former adviser Jason Miller, “Get well soon, Tiger. You are a true champion!” Trump said.
Woods suffered several leg injuries and the “jaws of life” had to be used by the authorities to save him.
“The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage,” tweeted the Los Angeles police department.
“The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer, Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods. Mr. Woods was extricated from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life’ by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics, then transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries.”
For a number of years, Woods and Trump have been friends, and Trump went on to grant Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2019.
“Tiger, we are inspired by everything you’ve become and attained. The job you’ve done is incredible,” Trump said at the time.
“Your spectacular achievements on the golf course, your triumph over physical adversity and your relentless will to win, win, win; these qualities embody the American spirit of pushing boundaries, defying limits and always striving for greatness.”