Last night, Trump acted like former Yankees right fielder Paul O’Neill was the reincarnation of Babe Ruth, as he crowed over his endorsement at a Florida rally. Today, he earned the endorsement of former Yankee center fielder Johnny Damon.
Speaking to the New York Daily News, Damon, who spent a season on The Apprentice, said, “I want [Trump] for president. 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.” The Daily News also asked Damon about Trump’s controversial stance on immigration, to which he said, “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.” (That is a very generous interpretation.)
Before his stint with the Yankees, who made him cut off his famous Geico caveman-esque hair, Damon spent time with the Oakland A’s, Kansas City Royals, and Boston Red Sox, with whom he won a World Series in 2004. Damon wrote a memoir about that season and not being very smart called Idiot.
Donald Trump loves the poorly educated.