Ex-Baseball Star Darryl Strawberry Criticizes Jemele Hill, Praises POTUS: Trump is ‘A Great Man’


From the blue check Twitter crowd, to former baseball pitchers turned Breitbart hosts, to even the White House Press Secretary. many are weighing in on the comments of SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill — who called President Donald Trump a white supremacist in a Tweet Tuesday.

Darryl Strawberry — the former New York Mets and New York Yankees great — appeared on the Celebrity Apprentice in 2010. And during that time, he forged a bond with the Manhattan mogul — a bond which moved him to defend Trump on Wednesday during an appearance on Varney & Co., and criticize Hill. Asked for his thoughts on Hill’s Tweet, the former ballplayer said:

“I think no one should call anyone anything. President Trump, he’s a great man to me. He was always gracious to me. I really love him, his family, I was on his show and he’s always been kind to me… I’ve known him quite well and every time I’ve seen him and been around him he’s always been so gracious with me and I’m always grateful for that.”

Strawberry added, “I never want to sit and point fingers at someone like the President of the United States. He’s got a job to do and we all need to pray for him and we all need to support him, that’s what we need to do.”

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