Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson endorsed Donald Trump today on HuffPost live. The two have have been friends since Tyson was a world champion.
Mike Tyson: “Yeah, hell yeah! Big time. Why wouldn’t anybody like that? A guy that came from where he came from, doing what he’s doing in that field, and now this is where he’s at now. You know what that means? That doesn’t mean he’s a bad guy and the people don’t know what they’re doing, that means the people are tired of what you’re doing, what you’ve been doing the last 20 years. So let’s try something new! We tried Obama, right, time for a change. So we got to change. So now let’s try something new. Let’s run America like a business, where no colors matter. Whoever can do the job, gets the job.”
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Tyson also defended Trump on his widely exaggerated comments on immigration.
Mike Tyson: “He said really crude things. He was really crude. And he needs somebody to work with him on how to deliver his messages and stuff… He’s an average guy like everybody else… Anytime people are going to say bad things about Latinos, they’re going to say bad things about Blacks, bad things about any ethnic people. Whatever it is, that’s just what this country was built on. But it doesn’t stop us from striving. It doesn’t stop us from becoming president. It doesn’t stop us from opening… Univision… No, it doesn’t.”