Following in the footsteps of his fellow former New York Yankee Paul O’Neill, Johnny Damon is the latest baseball player to join Team Trump.
“I want (Donald Trump) for president,” Damon told the Daily News. “I’m a Trump fan ever since I met him seven or eight years ago. Everything he does, he does first-class — his hotels, his businesses, his golf courses. The issues all the other politicians failed to discuss, (Trump) is bringing us up to speed.”
At least Damon, who last made news when he was fired by Trump during the latest installment of “The Celebrity Apprentice”, didn’t try and defend the GOP frontrunner’s racism and perceived lack of policies.
“Everyone is calling him a racist. He just wants people to come into this country legally and fill out the proper paperwork. That’s how I’m viewing it,” the two-time World Series champion added. “If (Trump) needs me anywhere, I’ll be there. He’s a good friend.”
Nevermind. There it is.
Another heavyweight throwing his weight behind Trump is Reggie Jackson. Although, unlike Damon…the Hall of Famer does not support the businessman’s plan to build a wall on the border between the U.S. and Mexico.
“We need to control it and we need to do something about it, but we can’t do it like that,” Jackson said. “We need to be concerned about more jobs here and people coming in here that we don’t really want.”
Sounds (sorta) reasonable, right?
“If it’s not for the Latin American community, we don’t have any cooks in our Italian restaurants. We don’t have any cooks at the steakhouses,” the slugger continued. “We don’t have anyone to do that kind of work, so be careful. If you want to go have a good meal tonight at Napoli or wherever the Italian restaurant is, it’s not Vito – it’s Manny. So be careful.”