At a gala for his “Safe At Home” foundation on Thursday night, Joe Torre took questions on what he thought of Trump’s campaign.
He had few positive words, telling the Daily News, “I know (Trump). I played golf with him. I’m not a fan of the process, I don’t mind saying that. I thought there was a lot of disrespect. I wasn’t a fan of it. Our children — it’s tough when you don’t want your children to watch a debate.”
Joe Torre’s youngest child is nearly 21 years old, an adult who should not require parental supervision to watch a presidential debate. But hey, to each his own.
Torre’s foundation dedicates itself to preventing domestic violence, and since plenty of liberal sports journalists attended the gala, Torre fielded a question about the sexual assault allegations involving Donald Trump. Torre responded, “To me, whether you’re a Republican or Democrat or Independent, once the process reaches a conclusion, I think we should all be on the same team. We’ve all got to pull for good things to happen. In relation to what we do (at Safe at Home), there are beliefs on both sides of the aisle and they’re different. I’m hopeful and confident that everybody involved wants to keep women and children safe. That’s really my concern.”
Of course, had Hillary Clinton won the election the chances she would have had to answer the media’s questions about running a war room to quell the so-called “bimbo eruptions” that arose from her husband’s serial philandering, including his alleged rape and sexual assaults, rank somewhere beneath the chances of seeing a 3-3-5 triple play.
But of course, we’ll never have to find that out.
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