Donald Trump racist? Mike Tyson and Don King chime inWritten by Joseph Herron
It's election year in America, which can only mean one thing.
'Tis the season in which both parties unscrupulously attempt to discredit their respective opposition, while relentlessly hyping their presidential candidate ad nauseam.
Although the Democrat candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her team are trying to shake-off the commonly used "liar", "Dishonest" and "Untrustworthy" monikers, Republican candidate Donald Trump is most frequently accused of being a "Bigot" and a "Racist"..
While the Republicans seem to have found some terribly damaging evidence as of late to support the aforementioned descriptions of the former First-Lady, has anyone from the left side of the fence found ample support to justify characterizing Trump as a racist or a bigot?
Perhaps one should consult members of a profession synonymous with controversy, as well as cultural diversity.
When asked if he believed "The Donald" was indeed a bigot and a racist, Hall of Fame boxing promoter and admitted Clinton sympathizer Bob Arum had a very interesting take on the subject.
"I think Donald Trump is a blowhard," stated the current CEO of Top Rank, Inc. to ESNews. "People say he's a bigot for what he's stated about immigration and that sort of thing, but I disagree with them. I know Donald Trump and he's not a bigot. He's worse. He's appealing to people who he believes are bigots, and that's even worse."
"He's pandering to bigots, and that's something that's very dangerous for the country, and it's something he should be ashamed of."
When asked if he believed Donald Trump could become the 46th President of the United States, the 84 year old attorney turned fight promoter was very candid about the possibility.
"If he gets enough electoral votes, Trump or anyone else can become our new President," stated Arum. "I would hope that he wouldn't. I think Hillary Clinton will wipe the floor with him in November."
Another 84 year old Hall of Fame boxing promoter had a very different take on the polarizing Presidential candidate.
"The American people have endorsed Donald Trump for President, and I endorse the will of the American people," stated Don King to USA Today. "And you can never under estimate the will of the American people."
According to the often vilified boxing icon, Trump is currently being unfairly labeled as a racist and a bigot because he is a legitimate threat to the establishment, which includes both Republicans, Democrats, as well as the career politicians in both houses of Congress.
“Whether he becomes president or not, he has brought out all the hidden back-room, under-the-table conversations,” the African-American boxing promoter declared to USA Today Sports. “If they would vet our politicians and leaders who are trying to be president like they vet Trump, they wouldn’t have any of the problems they have now."
"With Trump calling all these people out, he's showing that can’t be bought, he can’t be controlled, the party can’t control him, he works for the will of the people. They are the only ones he has an obligation to. Because through the primaries, he was self-funded. They say he’s dividing and polarizing. No, it’s already polarized, it’s already divided."
Boxing icon Mike Tyson genuinely believes Donald is no racist or bigot, and recently stated that he will definitely vote for Trump in November.
"Hell Yeah," stated the former Heavyweight champion in an interview with "The Daily Beast" earlier this year. "That s**t is the real deal."
Although the former universally recognized Heavyweight champion is indeed a Muslim, as well as an African-American from the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York, he plans to not only endorse Donald Trump, but vows to try and persuade as many registered voters as he possibly can to vote for the publicly maligned candidate.
"Listen, I’m a black mother f***er from the poorest town in the country. I’ve been through a lot in life. And I know him. When I see him, he shakes my hand and respects my family. None of them...Barack, whoever...nobody else does that. They’re gonna be who they are and disregard me, my family. So I’m voting for him. If I can get 20,000 people or more to vote for him, I’m gonna do it.”
In addition to King and Tyson, two unlikely, but very successful prizefighters will be voting for "The Donald" in a few months; Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. and Adrien "The Problem" Broner.
It was recently reported by TMZ that the self proclaimed "TBE" endorsed Trump by donating a whopping $4.5 million, and stated the Republican candidates book was his favorite "night-time reader".
"I support winners and it looks like Trump is that," insisted Floyd Jr. to a TMZ reporter. "When you can wake up on a bed of hundreds, reading your favorite book, 'How to Make America Great Again', you have options."