Mike Tyson on Donald Trump: Americans born with ‘hate in us’, sympathizes with politician

Mike Tyson on Donald Trump: Americans born with ‘hate in us’, sympathizes with politician

Mike Tyson, a former world heavyweight champion and one of the most popular boxers in the history of the sport, recently shared his thoughts about Donald Trump and the politician’s critics.

“Now he knows what it’s like when everybody is out to get you. He’s probably never known that to this extent. All those people he sat down with and gave him [things], now those people are saying, ‘We’ve got to get rid of him at all costs.’,” Mike Tyson said via the New York Post about Donald Trump as he continues to lead the polls to represent the Republican Party in the US presidential elections.

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“I think it’s a pretty awesome thing that he’s doing so well. People are combining together to make sure he doesn’t win. He’s probably telling himself, ‘They hate me more than they hate [President Barack] Obama.’ You know it’s crazy when people who fought so hard to get rid of Obama would now rather keep him because they hate Trump more than they hate him.”

Mike Tyson, who had 50 wins against 6 losses with 44 knockout wins in his boxing career from 1985 to 2005, partnered with Trump in some of his fights in the late 1980s.

Mike Tyson, who was born in Brooklyn, New York in the U.S. did not hold back words in describing the current situation in his country.

“There’s so much hate in this country. I don’t care what color you are. You’re just born with that hate in us,” Tyson added in the interview talking about Donald Trump.

Mike Tyson was one of the most feared boxers during the prime of his career. He was an undisputed heavyweight champion in 1987 when he held all the belts from the World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation heavyweight titles.

Earlier in the year, Mike Tyson declared his support for Donald Trump in the elections saying, “If you want to get this city out of a dump, you better vote on Trump. OK?” in a previous interview.

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  • Carlos Decourcy Lascoutx

    right, Mike. problem with hate it shrinks everything and you forget what a great country we have
    always been, out of many, one.