‘He Deserves a Chance’: Mike Tyson Defends Trump Amid Muslim Ban Controversy

Donald Trump appears to have the Mike Tyson vote on lock. Despite being a Muslim himself, the former boxing champ seemed to not be bothered by the mogul’s call to ban foreign Muslims from the U.S. As for Tyson’s reason for why not? Presidential candidates offend people all the time.

When asked if Trump should apologize to those outraged by his rhetoric, Tyson told TMZ to “ask his fans if he needs to apologize. He’s still ahead in the polls and he deserves a chance. If they don’t like him, they shouldn’t vote for him.”

While Tyson perviously said that Trump needs to get his message more “on point,” he threw his support behind the frontrunner months ago, and said that Trump’s inflammatory comments weren’t out of the ordinary compared to bad things others say about minority groups. Tyson said that the impact of the proposed ban on Muslims would be decided by the voters, not the media.

“Anybody that was ever president of the United States offended some group of people or some groups of people were offended,” Tyson said. “You can talk about Trump, Trump can talk about those people. We’ll see who wins.”

Watch above, via TMZ.

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