There were reports earlier this week that presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump had lined up a trip of sports legends to speak for him at the Republican National Convention.
Perhaps he should have checked with legendary Bears coach Mike Ditka first, before reports that had the Hall of Famer alongside Mike Tyson and Bobby Knight.
“No one’s ever talked to me about it. I have no idea where it’s coming from,” Ditka told Kim Janssen of the Chicago Tribune. Later in the day, he said Trump called him, but he declined the offer to give a speech in Cleveland.
While he still supports Trump in the election, Ditka’s assessment of the party was rather, well, Ditka.
“The Republican Party has its head up its a–,” Ditka said. “If he’s the candidate, you’ve got to get behind him. It does the party no good. They’re a bunch of a–holes.”
And lest you think Ditka is just talking out of his, he said his endorsement of Trump stands.
If you want good things to happen you can vote for him, and if you don’t, you don’t,” Ditka said. “But don’t b—- about it after the fact. . . .
“America’s pretty resilient. We’ve survived the last seven years, haven’t we?”
With lines like that, it’s no wonder Trump wanted to bring Ditka on stage.