@JenniferJJacobs Nothing but class there
— wazzucoug99 (@wazzucoug99) June 28, 2016
Only the best people for Donald Trump:
SCOOP: Trump camp lining up iconic sports figures to appear at GOP convention: Mike Tyson, Mike Ditka, Bobby Knight. https://t.co/3mfNeweat4
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 28, 2016
More from Bloomberg:
Donald Trump’s campaign aides are lining up a slate of iconic sports figures to appear at the national convention in Cleveland next month—including former undisputed world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, legendary Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight and NASCAR chief Brian France, people familiar with the planning told Bloomberg Politics.
“Mike Tyson endorsed me, I love it,” Trump said in April in Indiana. “You know, all the tough guys endorse me. I like that.”
Following the Indiana rally, Trump was criticized for touting the endorsement of the former boxer who had served three years in prison after being convicted in the state for raping a beauty pageant contestant.
Tyson’s presence would be extra-special in light of Trump’s remarks today:
Trump calls TPP a "rape" of the country three different times in a row.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 28, 2016
Today, Trump called TPP "rape," and is lining up convicted rapist, Mike Tyson, to speak at the GOP convention https://t.co/NqCXHLdmCO
— Shoshana Weissmann (@senatorshoshana) June 28, 2016
While Trump makes rape analogies on stage while his campaign has booked convicted rapist Mike Tyson to appear at RNC https://t.co/daC7Qr7ZhZ
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) June 28, 2016
and now, here at the republican convention to explain what trump meant, please welcome mike tyson! https://t.co/8LVjmPxK2b
— andy levy (@andylevy) June 28, 2016
Like we said: The best people.
Not the onion— Trump aides are trying to get a convicted rapist to appear at the Republican convention. https://t.co/O7ocCbKIFa
— Michelle Fields (@MichelleFields) June 28, 2016
A convinced rapist. Well done, Trump camp. https://t.co/XoxWaeqJnl
— Kimberly (@conkc2) June 28, 2016
@JenniferJJacobs Tyson is a convicted rapist.
— bearded crank (@beardedcrank) June 28, 2016
@JenniferJJacobs a rapist who bit a guy's ear off & a guy who threw a chair – total class acts.
— (((PBO➡️HRC))) (@OFSCOTUS) June 28, 2016
It’s really not so unbelievable after all.
Makes sense. Tyson knows as much about conservatism as Trump https://t.co/q5rIcBWTUl
— Jamie Weinstein (@Jamie_Weinstein) June 28, 2016