Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is discrediting an earlier report from Bloomberg saying Trump’s campaign invited Mike Tyson to appear at the GOP National Convention in July, where Trump will officially be named the Republican Party nominee.
Iron Mike Tyson was not asked to speak at the Convention though I'm sure he would do a good job if he was. The media makes everything up!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2016
“Donald Trump’s campaign aides are lining up a slate of iconic sports figures to appear at the convention in Cleveland next month—including former undisputed world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, legendary Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight, and NASCAR chief Brian France, people familiar with the planning told Bloomberg Politics,” Bloomberg reported on Tuesday evening.
The report of Tyson appearing at the convention sparked backlash from members of the press on Twitter and ultimately resulted in Trump’s tweet discrediting the report.
While Trump makes rape analogies on stage while his campaign has booked convicted rapist Mike Tyson to appear at RNC https://t.co/daC7Qr7ZhZ
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) June 28, 2016
Trump reportedly has convicted rapist Mike Tyson and rape apologist coach Bobby Knight on his convention wish list https://t.co/BysaFNGak2
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) June 29, 2016
Trump, who has accused Bill Clinton of being a rapist, may have convicted rapist Mike Tyson at the convention. https://t.co/KR4767EKcx
— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) June 29, 2016
Rape conviction? No problem! Team Trump reportedly wants Mike Tyson at GOP convention https://t.co/8FtYoYE0G3
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 28, 2016