If you’re like me, you might have noticed Donald Trump was “flanked by” boxing promoter Don King last week during a Q&A and thought to yourself: “Why is Donald Trump hanging out with Don King?”
“Yes, I endorsed Donald Trump… Whether he becomes president or not, he has brought out all the hidden back-room, under-the-table conversations. If they would vet our politicians and leaders who are trying to be president like they vet Trump, they wouldn’t have none of these problems.
What I said is that with Trump calling all these people out, he can’t be bought, he can’t be controlled, the party can’t control him, he works for the will of the people. They are the only ones he has an obligation to. Because through the primaries, he was self-funded. They say he’s dividing and polarizing. No, it’s already polarized, it’s already divided. What he’s doing is exposing, he’s not polarizing.”
“The best way I can describe Donald Trump to friends is to say if Don King had been born white he’d be Donald Trump. Both of them are great self-promoters and great at just continuing to talk even if you’re not talking back at ’em.
Don King had me fly with him and Trump to Atlantic [City] in Trump’s helicopter, and it was one of the most memorable things in my life to sit on that big, black Trump helicopter … both of them talking nonstop, not listening to each other. And I’m sitting there. It was probably the longest ride … I ever was on”