Rocker also likes Trump’s stances on the economy, guns and immigration, which the pitching great thinks are the most important issues to the country today.
The famously outspoken former Major League Baseball pitcher John Rocker is “absolutely” endorsing Donald Trump for president.
“I think he has really woken America up,” Rocker told The Daily Caller in an exclusive interview.
The former Atlanta Braves closer, who’s still remembered for making politically incorrect remarks about immigration and New York City in a widely-publicized 1999 interview with Sports Illustrated, believes Trump’s lack of concern for political correctness is inspiring.
“I’m probably as disheartened as everyone else is, as Trump supporters seem to be, with the status quo and the glad-handing politicians and the soundbite politicians always looking for the right comment to make and walking that fine line trying to make every single faction out there, who could be a possible voter, don’t make anybody mad and wear kid gloves,” he said.
“I wish someone, excuse the frankness here, would have the sack, would have the backbone to make unpopular comments, and when folks come out — mainly media, special interest groups, factions, things like that — and just start hammering them and demanding apologies… I’ve always wanted to see the person that’s like, ‘Yeah, I’ve made these comments, these are my beliefs, and you know what, if you don’t like it stick it. I’m not apologizing, I’m not changing,” Rocker told TheDC. “I think that is something that millions and millions of Americans have been waiting for probably a decade or two to hear something. Maybe even since Reagan.”