Bloomberg – ESPN has nothing on this summer’s Republican national convention.
Donald Trump’s campaign aides are lining up a slate of iconic sports figures to appear at the 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.
Talks are in the works with a broad slate of other celebrities and top athletes, so the list of those appearing at the convention will grow, organizers said.
Trump has said on the campaign trail that he wants the event to be a gathering of “winners”—and not politicians, like at past conventions. “We’re going to do it a little different, if that’s OK,” he said in Virginia earlier this month. “I’m thinking about getting some of the great sports people who like me a lot.”
Just when you think Trump has run out of stuff from his bottomless bag of tricks, out comes something new. Introducing the Sports Dream Team. The most savage collection of badass winners the world has ever seen.
Two tough, unapologetic, ruthless coaches who did whatever it took to get the win. One of the most ferocious and barbaric fighters of all time. It literally does not get more intimidating than that.
Seriously imagine that cabinet? I feel like that’s the next thing coming, to be announced live at the convention. I mean I wouldn’t put it past Trump to propose Ditka, Bobby Knight and Iron Mike all present in the Situation Room for the first ISIS mission. Foreign policy about to get Ditka-fied.
Does Hillary even watch sports?