Trump Denies He’s Trying To Get Mike Tyson To Speak At GOP Convention

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at Saint Anselm College Monday, June 13, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
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Donald Trump on Tuesday night dismissed a report that he’s working to bring heavyweight champion Mike Tyson to the Republican convention in July.

Trump has long been a fan of Tyson. The real estate mogul supported the former boxer after he was convicted of rape in 1992. And Trump claimed on the campaign trail this year that Tyson endorsed him on Twitter, but the tweet from Tyson does not appear to exist.

Bloomberg News on Tuesday reported that the Trump campaign has asked Tyson, as well as other sports figures like Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka and former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight, to appear at the Republican convention. It’s not clear what role the athletes and coaches would play at the convention. Bloomberg News reported:

The sports stars’ specific roles at the convention have not yet been finalized, and it is unclear whether any of them will speak on stage to delegates and television cameras.

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