Would it surprise you to learn that Donald Trump is looking for a bit of celebrity for the GOP convention next month?
According to Bloomberg, the Trump campaign is looking to bring in a “broad slate” of celebrities and sports stars.
And those sports stars apparently include Bobby Knight, Mike Tyson, and Mike Ditka.
The sports stars’ specific roles at the convention have not yet been finalized, and it is unclear whether they will speak on stage to delegates and television cameras. Representatives of those lined up to appear did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Now, some people have already taken note of Trump inviting Tyson, a convicted rapist, to the convention. But Trump has defended Tyson before, and made some comments at the time of his sentencing arguing that Tyson was “railroaded” by the young woman who he was convicted of raping.
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