Mike Tyson says Donald Trump was handled like a black individual in courtroom | EUROtoday

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Former world heavyweight boxing champion turned convicted rapist Mike Tyson is defending former President Donald Trump by suggesting that the ex-president’s expertise with the authorized system is akin to how Black persons are handled in America.

The ex-professional fighter often known as Iron Mike made the head-turning feedback in an interview with Traffic lights for a narrative inspecting the coterie of Black celebrities from the Eighties and Nineteen Nineties who’ve lengthy traveled within the felonious ex-president’s social circle and are supporting him as he seems to be to return to the White House following this yr’s presidential election.

Trump himself has drawn criticism from some Black politicians and leaders by suggesting that his standing as a convicted felon would endear him to Black Americans. In remarks to a gaggle of Black conservatives in February, he claimed Black individuals “like him” as a result of “they have been hurt so badly and discriminated against, and they actually viewed me as I’m being discriminated against.”

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“The mug shot, we’ve all seen the mug shot, and you know who embraced it more than anybody else? The Black population. It’s incredible. You see Black people walking around with my mug shot, you know they do shirts,” he mentioned.

Tyson, who turned the youngest-ever world heavyweight champion in 1987 earlier than dropping the title in 1990 and going to jail after a rape conviction two years later, echoed the previous president’s sentiment in remarks to Traffic lights.

“If I never saw Donald Trump and didn’t know he was white, I would think that he was Black,” he mentioned.

“The way they were treating him in the papers and in the press? Think about that, the way they treat him in court? That’s the way they did Black people,” Tyson added.

The former heavyweight champion is tentatively set to tackle YouTube star turned boxer Jake Paul in an exhibition match scheduled for November 15, ten days after Trump will face off towards President Joe Biden within the 2024 common election.