Controversial former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has endorsed Donald Trump for president.
During an interview with Huffington Post Live on Monday, Tyson shared his thoughts on the GOP frontrunner, as well as why he has his support.
“He should be president of the United States,” 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.
Trump has been heavily criticized for his hardline stances on immigration and border security since he announced his bid for the Republican Party’s nomination in June. Despite that, Tyson says Trump still has his vote.
“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,” said Tyson.”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,” he added.
When asked who he would endorse between Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, Tyson dismissively said, “I don’t want to talk about that…. I like Trump.”