Elder Patriot – Former Olympic Gold Medalist and Heavyweight Champion George Foreman has been around long enough to know a lot about Donald Trump and he’s opening up about the president.
The president has come under a withering offensive from many black athletes including Colin Kaepernick and Kevin Durant. Now Foreman is adding his two cents in too.
“They (Kaepernick and Durant) haven’t been brought up with people who were patriotic to even point them in the right direction. Some of them are trying to make a point, it’s like look at me, I’m trying to say something. You gotta respect that, too,” Foreman said calling their actions a cry for attention.
Talking as if he were them Foreman said, ‘“I got all this money, but nobody knows me, so let me say something like Muhammad Ali and maybe I’ll be different.’ That’s all that is.”
Foreman recalled his snub of Richard Nixon when he was uninformed and angry and compared Durant’s refusal to visit with Trump at the White House as borne of the same ignorance.
Then Foreman turned the conversation towards President Trump calling him a “good president” and then he recalled how a young Donald Trump helped him emerge from bankruptcy a quarter century ago when he financed Foreman’s 1992 fight with Evander Holyfield:
“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. And now President Donald Trump.”
Foreman got to know Donald Trump back then and he knows Trump is not a racist. That’s why when race-baiting Democrats began their unfounded diatribe against the President Trump earlier this year Foreman offered the president both encouragement and advice:
“In something like this, you just have to fight. You can’t even worry about the audience. When you’re in the ring you don’t listen to anything, you must step forward and fight. Fight!”