Did you know there is an election coming up? Politics have become America's pastime this year, sorry baseball. In the center of it all is Donald J. Trump, who has put together a political performance more dominating than the Golden State Warriors record. Trump has been a beacon of controversy, with his racially fueled political stances pitting the citizens of America directly against each other. This November it looks like there will have a battle for the ages between Trump and Hillary Clinton. We can only hope that the losing team doesn't riot.
Trump has always been a key player in the sporting world. His casinos have been the venue for historical boxing matches, and his golf course hosts the WGC Cadillac Championship. Trump certainly hopes the general election goes better for him than his foray in the USFL. Which athletes are most likely to vote for Trump? He has received endorsements from a variety of current and former sports stars. There are those who share the same bigotry that Trump has spread throughout his campaign. But much of his support comes from past business relationships, as well as the friendships he's made through golf with people who say they love that trump isn't afraid to tell it how it is, and that he is more business than politics.
16 Jesse Ventura
15 Floyd Mayweather
14 Richie Incognito
On my way to the @realDonaldTrump rally. Let's make America great again!!!
— Richie Incognito (@68INCOGNITO) March 19, 2016
13 Clay Buchholz
12 John Rocker
11 John Daly
10 Dennis Rodman
9 Nick Mangold
8 Pete Rose
7 Curt Schilling
6 Tom Brady
Brady calls Trump a good friend and even has a "Make America Great Again" hat in his locker. Already in the spotlight so often the past year with the deflategate scandal, Brady wants nothing more than to just concentrate on football. But unless he condemns the antics of the Republican front-runner, he will continue to receive questions about it. He has fallen short of officially endorsing Trump, trying to take the high road by saying he supports all his friends. I want to have faith in Tom, but how is anyone supposed to trust the judgment of a man who endorses Uggs?
4 Hulk Hogan
3 Any NASCAR Driver
2 Alex Rodriguez
1 Mike Tyson
Tyson and Trump became friends in the 80’s when Trump hosted and promoted many highly lucrative Tyson fights. When Tyson was convicted of rape, Trump was in the midst of trying to host Tyson-Holyfield, a highly anticipated fight expected to be the highest grossing of all time. Trump appeared in Tyson’s corner claiming Tyson should avoid jail time, that the money his fights generate will help society. This outrageous sentiment gained absolutely zero traction. Tyson served three years, converting to Islam while in prison.
Tyson continues to be loyal and endorsed his old business partner, even after Trump’s call to temporally ban Muslims from entering the United States. Tyson who so flawlessly belted out “In The Air Tonight” in The Hangover has tried to repair his image recently; an image that is truly not reparable.
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