Our favorite talking hairpiece, Donald Trump, has found a new way to troll America. After spending the last three and a half years publicly wondering whether or not our first African-American President was really born here, he has now apparently decided to move on to a different topic. That topic? The New York Yankees.
A day after publicly proclaiming that Derek Jeter breaking his ankle in Game 1 of the ALCS was ‘karma’ for selling one of his apartments, Trump went on The Michael Kay Show and said this (via Larry Brown Sports):
“I would terminate his contract, personally,” Trump said. “I think George (Steinbrenner) would’ve done that. I would terminate his contract on the basis that when he signed, he didn’t say that he took drugs. Since he signed his contract, they found out that he took drugs. … He actually admitted that he took drugs. Now he’s not taking drugs anymore, and without the drugs, he’s a less than average player.”
The problem isn’t so much the substance of those comments, it’s the messenger. Trump suddenly becoming the world’s foremost authority on all things Yankees baseball is just the latest thing for people to hate about the Yankees. A-Rod is an admitted PED user. He is a less than average player now. But we don’t need Trump telling us that.
“I don’t think he’s an asset, I think he’s a liability to the Yankees,” Trump continued. “They’re paying him $30 million a year, and he strikes out every time he comes up in a playoff game. How about like $1 million instead of $30 million, because that’s what he’s worth?”
Again, all of that is true – but Trump being the one to say it just naturally makes you want to argue against the point.
Here’s to hoping that this guy finds a new segment of the population to troll in the coming days and leaves our sports teams alone.
(Kudos Larry Brown Sports)