Fans Surprised Foreman Supports Trump But His Reasons Why Are Just As Surprising Too
The same year that iconic sprinters, John Carlos and Tommie Smith, bravely raised their fists in protest, during the medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympic Games to protest for Black civil rights, former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman danced around the ring waving an American flag. It should therefore come as no surprise that Foreman is an avid Donald Trump supporter and a critic of athletes who are protesting today.
On a recent podcast called “Offended America,” the head of his own grilling empire was highly judgmental of Colin Kaepernick for taking a knee during the National Anthem. He also took a shot at the NBA’s Kevin Durant for refusing to visit the White House as long as Trump is in office. He called the men unpatriotic and misguided.
“(Kaepernick and Durant) haven’t been brought up with people who were patriotic to even point them in the right direction,” Foreman said.
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Ouch. Did he just diss their mommas? Foreman seems to believe that people died so that we could recite the anthem. Guess no one told him about that third verse. And for some reason, the boxing great thinks that passing on a trip to Capitol Hill is a move that Durant will soon regret. While Foreman didn’t support former President Richard Nixon, he hates that he missed out on a photo-op.
“Your guy doesn’t win and you figure something is wrong, I’m not going to like the guy,” Foreman continued. “I’m against him and everything but that’s all there is, sore loser. Sore loser. I was one.”
Trump Is A ‘Good President’
In spite of Trump’s failure to denounce White supremacy, his avid decision to build that wall, and his racist stance on immigration, Foreman still holds him in high regard.
“He’s a good president,” Foreman said. “A lot of people don’t like him, but evidently more do because he was elected President of the United States.”
Actually, it was the whole electoral college thing that worked in Trump’s favor. But Foreman has a personal allegiance to the man. Trump helped him get out of bankruptcy by investing in the 1991 pay-per-view fight between Foreman and Evander Holyfield. He will always be grateful to Trump for that:
“I was broke, too. Bankrupt. Put me back, he was part of writing those checks, so I could be on the wealthy side again. So I’ll always be grateful to the entrepreneur Donald Trump,” [Foreman] said. “And now President Donald Trump.”
So while Kaepernick sits in the stands as the NFL season kicks off and Durant takes the heat for staying away from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, George Foreman will keep stumping for Trump. Guess every man has his price.