Trump Relishes Endorsement by Tough Guy-Rapist Mike Tyson

 At a rally in Indianapolis, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump praised an endorsement he received from former heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson.


“Mike Tyson endorsed me,” Trump told the crowd. “I love it. He sent out a tweet. Mike. Iron Mike. You know, all the tough guys endorse me. I like that, OK?”

“When I get endorsed by the tough guys, I like it,” Trump said.

Even though at least one news organization has been unable to verify the Tyson tweet, Trump’s embrace of an endorsement from Mike Tyson while campaigning in Indiana is strange.

In 1992, Tyson was convicted in Indiana of raping Miss Black America contestant Desiree Washington in an Indianapolis hotel room. Tyson served 3 years of a 6-year prison term.

Trump’s praise of Tyson drew a powerful rebuke Thursday from popular talk radio host Greg Garrison on his daily “Garrison” show on Indianapolis’ WIBC.

“Well, Mr. Trump,” Garrison began his segment. “Tough is one thing. A serial rapist is quite something else.”

Garrison was the lead prosecutor in the Tyson rape trial. In his show’s opening monologue, which is included in this post, Garrison related how Tyson “brutally, horribly raped” the 17-year old high school student. “Tore her clothes. Tore her body. Destroyed her life,” Garrison said.

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