Trump Holds On To Claim Don King Endorsed Him Despite King’s Denial

Boxing promoter Don King arrives for Muhammad Ali's memorial service Friday, June 10, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Donald Trump is continuing to speak out on his claim Saturday that notorious boxing promoter Don King has endorsed him while King is denying that he ever made the endorsement.

Trump first claimed that King endorsed him on Twitter Thursday along with a quote in a Washington Post Story where he held up an edition of the black weekly owned by King, Call & Post, announcing the magazine’s endorsement of him as proof of his support among black voters.

But, despite the magazine’s endorsement, King told the New York Daily News at Muhammad Ali’s funeral that he does not endorse Trump, saying he is “endorsing the people.”

“No,” King said to the Daily News. “I’m endorsing the people. I’m not a Republican or a Democrat, I’m a Republicrat, and I go with the will of the people. The only reason Trump exists is because of the will of the people.”

But, King did come to Trump’s defense saying he likes him and that he is not racist.

“I like Mr. Trump,” King told the Daily News. “He’s an idol of America. That’s shaded the way the media wants to shade it.”

Despite King’s comments in the Daily News, Trump continued to tout the supposed endorsement on his Twitter.

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