In a recent interview with HuffPost Live, former Heavyweight Boxing champ Mike Tyson expressed his support for Donald Trump. Tyson stated “He should be president of the United States” when asked about Trump.
Tyson was then asked if he would be voting for Trump and he said, “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.”
Tyson readily defended Trump’s bigotry against immigrants by saying, “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.”
Tyson joins a growing list of Blacks who for some reason support Trump and his run for president.